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The following weather related information courtesy of Australian Bureau of Meteorology
Copyright Commonwealth of Australia

IDT13130

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Tasmania

Fire Weather Forecast for Tasmania
for Friday 15 December 2017

Issued at 4:00 pm EDT on Thursday 14 December 2017.

Forecasts are issued regularly: Please ensure you have the latest version.

Summary

District District FFDI District Rating Percent Coverage Fire Weather Warning
King Island 8 Low-Moderate 100  
Furneaux Islands 7 Low-Moderate 100  
North West Coast 8 Low-Moderate 100  
Central North 15 High 36  
North East 14 High 40  
East Coast 15 High 39  
Midlands 18 High 57  
Upper Derwent Valley 13 High 37  
South East 10 Low-Moderate 100  
Central Plateau 9 Low-Moderate 100  
Western 9 Low-Moderate 100  

* Ratings and Total Fire Ban information are provided in conjunction with Fire Authorities.

* District FDI is the representative peak FDI in the district for that fuel type. 10% of the district has a max FDI higher than this value.

* Percent Coverage is the percentage of the District that falls in or above the District Rating threshold.

Friday

Fine apart from morning showers about the east coast. Northwest to northeasterly winds, with afternoon sea breezes in the southeast.

District Weather Elements
for Friday 15 December 2017

Issued at 4:00 pm EDT on Thursday 14 December 2017.

District TAL cHaines Prob Rain >5mm 1500m Wind (km/h) 3000m Wind (km/h) Mix Height (m)
King Island 0 0 < 5 WNW 30 WNW 55 1600
Furneaux Islands 0 6 0 NW 25 WNW 45 1500
North West Coast 0 1 < 5 WNW 25 WNW 55 1700
Central North 0 4 0 WNW 30 WNW 55 1700
North East 0 5 < 5 WNW 35 WNW 55 1800
East Coast 0 4 < 5 NW 30 WNW 65 1900
Midlands 0 3 0 NW 25 WNW 65 2200
Upper Derwent Valley 0 2 0 WNW 20 WNW 60 2200
South East 0 2 0 NW 30 WNW 65 2000
Central Plateau 0 3 0 NW 20 WNW 60 2400
Western 0 0 < 5 NW 35 WNW 60 1900

Detailed District Forecast
for Friday 15 December 2017

Issued at 4:00 pm EDT on Thursday 14 December 2017.

  Fuel Type Dist FDI FFDI > 12
MFDI > 12
FFDI > 25
MFDI > 25
FFDI > 38
MFDI > 38
FFDI > 50
MFDI > 50
% Start Hours % Start Hours % Start Hours % Start Hours
King Island F 8 0     0     0     0    
M 7 0     0     0     0    
Furneaux Islands F 7 0     0     0     0    
M 20 100 00 4 0     0     0    
North West Coast F 8 0     0     0     0    
M 13 13 11 9 0     0     0    
Central North F 15 36 12 6 0     0     0    
M 22 81 00 21 2 15 2 0     0    
  Fuel Type Dist FDI FFDI > 12
MFDI > 12
FFDI > 25
MFDI > 25
FFDI > 38
MFDI > 38
FFDI > 50
MFDI > 50
% Start Hours % Start Hours % Start Hours % Start Hours
North East F 14 40 11 7 0     0     0    
M 16 95 00 20 0     0     0    
East Coast F 15 39 11 7 0     0     0    
M 16 64 00 16 0     0     0    
Midlands F 18 57 12 7 0     0     0    
M 22 61 11 11 5 14 3 0     0    
Upper Derwent Valley F 13 37 14 3 0     0     0    
M 12 21 16 3 0     0     0    
  Fuel Type Dist FDI FFDI > 12
MFDI > 12
FFDI > 25
MFDI > 25
FFDI > 38
MFDI > 38
FFDI > 50
MFDI > 50
% Start Hours % Start Hours % Start Hours % Start Hours
South East F 10 4 14 2 0     0     0    
M 14 15 00 19 0     0     0    
  Fuel Type Dist FDI FFDI > 12
MFDI > 12
FFDI > 25
MFDI > 25
FFDI > 38
MFDI > 38
FFDI > 50
MFDI > 50
% Start Hours % Start Hours % Start Hours % Start Hours
Central Plateau F 9 1 13 2 0     0     0    
M 9 1 12 1 0     0     0    
Western F 9 < 1 NA NA 0     0     0    
M 5 0     0     0     0    

Location Forecasts at Time of Maximum Forest Fire Danger
for Friday 15 December 2017

Issued at 4:00 pm EDT on Thursday 14 December 2017.

  Regions Time Temp RH Wind (km/h) Max T DF SDI Max FDI
Fuel
Wind Change (km/h) FFDI
Dir Speed Gust Dir Speed Gust Time
King Island King Island Airport 15 21 49 WNW 20 30 21 9 75 F         7
Furneaux Islands Flinders Island Airport 11 21 49 W 15 20 22 6 40 F         4
North West Coast Marrawah 13 19 49 NW 20 30 19 8 60 F         6
Smithton Airport 13 20 46 NNW 25 40 20 9 75 F         8
Luncheon Hill 13 18 45 NW 20 30 19 7 35 F         5
Devonport Airport 13 19 49 NNW 30 45 20 8 60 F         7
Sheffield 14 20 43 NNW 20 35 20 7 30 F         6
Central North Low Head 12 17 52 NW 30 45 18 9 65 F         7
Launceston 15 23 36 NW 30 50 23 8 65 F         13
Cressy 15 24 34 NW 35 55 24 9 75 F         18
  Regions Time Temp RH Wind (km/h) Max T DF SDI Max FDI
Fuel
Wind Change (km/h) FFDI
Dir Speed Gust Dir Speed Gust Time
North East Scottsdale 14 21 38 NW 25 40 21 8 50 F         10
Larapuna/Eddystone Point 12 18 52 NNW 30 45 19 9 80 F         7
East Coast St Helens 15 25 26 NW 25 40 25 9 90 F         19
Fingal 15 25 24 NW 20 30 25 7 85 F         14
Friendly Beaches 17 23 31 WNW 20 30 23 7 35 F         10
Orford 18 22 46 N 15 25 22 9 95 F         7
Midlands Ross 15 24 29 NNW 35 55 24 9 110 F         21
Tunnack 15 23 29 NNW 15 25 23 5 20 F         7
Upper Derwent Valley Ouse 16 24 29 W 20 35 24 9 75 F         15
Bushy Park 16 25 28 W 15 25 25 8 80 F         12
Moogara 14 19 37 NW 15 25 20 7 65 F         7
Hollow Tree 16 23 31 W 20 30 23 8 80 F         12
  Regions Time Temp RH Wind (km/h) Max T DF SDI Max FDI
Fuel
Wind Change (km/h) FFDI
Dir Speed Gust Dir Speed Gust Time
South East Campania 16 25 30 WSW 15 20 25 9 65 F         13
Hobart Airport 15 24 38 S 25 45 24 9 90 F         12
Hobart 13 22 38 SW 10 15 23 7 65 F         6
Kunanyi/Mount Wellington 15 15 48 WNW 15 25 15 4 10 F         2
Taranna 15 22 43 ENE 30 45 22 8 55 F         10
Grove 16 24 29 W 15 20 24 6 40 F         9
Geeveston 16 23 31 WNW 15 25 23 5 20 F         7
Southport 14 22 31 E 15 25 22 5 20 F         6
  Regions Time Temp RH Wind (km/h) Max T DF SDI Max FDI
Fuel
Wind Change (km/h) FFDI
Dir Speed Gust Dir Speed Gust Time
Central Plateau Cradle Valley 14 17 45 NW 20 30 17 6 10 F         4
Liawenee 15 18 39 NW 25 35 18 6 20 F         6
Lake St Clair 14 18 42 NW 25 35 19 6 15 F         6
Butlers Gorge 14 18 42 WNW 20 35 19 6 20 F         5
Western Savage River 14 19 43 NW 20 30 19 7 30 F         6
Strahan 14 21 40 WNW 30 45 21 8 45 F         10
Hazel Hill 13 19 40 NW 30 45 19 6 15 F         7
Maydena 15 21 35 WNW 20 35 21 6 25 F         7
Scotts Peak 15 20 37 NW 30 45 20 6 10 F         8
Warra 14 17 45 NW 20 30 18 6 20 F         4

Note

Point locations are extracted from the forecast policy issued by the Bureau of Meteorology. They are designed to be representative of the area within the vicinity of the location but do not take into account local variations due to topography and elevation.