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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 24 March 2017

Issued at 4:15 pm EDT on Thursday 23 March 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 4 Low-Moderate 100  
Furneaux Islands 7 Low-Moderate 100  
North West Coast 8 Low-Moderate 100  
Central North 9 Low-Moderate 100  
North East 9 Low-Moderate 100  
East Coast 7 Low-Moderate 100  
Midlands 9 Low-Moderate 100  
Upper Derwent Valley 10 Low-Moderate 100  
South East 7 Low-Moderate 100  
Central Plateau 6 Low-Moderate 100  
Western 6 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 drizzle about the northwest, and late showers. Southeasterly winds tending northeasterly, and afternoon sea breezes in the west.

District Weather Elements
for Friday 24 March 2017

Issued at 4:15 pm EDT on Thursday 23 March 2017.

District TAL cHaines Prob Rain >1mm Prob Rain >5mm 1500m Wind (km/h) Mix Height (m)
King Island 0 7 25 < 5 NE 25 1200
Furneaux Islands 0 8 < 5 0 E 5 1300
North West Coast 0 6 10 < 5 ENE 15 1600
Central North 0 5 < 5 0 ESE 15 1700
North East 0 7 < 5 < 5 ESE 10 1600
East Coast 0 8 < 5 < 5 ENE 10 1300
Midlands 0 8 < 5 0 ENE 10 1600
Upper Derwent Valley 0 8 < 5 0 ENE 10 1600
South East 0 9 < 5 < 5 NE 10 1300
Central Plateau 0 5 < 5 0 ENE 10 1800
Western 0 8 < 5 < 5 NE 10 1700

Detailed District Forecast
for Friday 24 March 2017

Issued at 4:15 pm EDT on Thursday 23 March 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 4 0     0     0     0    
M 10 8 11 13 0     0     0    
Furneaux Islands F 7 0     0     0     0    
M 5 0     0     0     0    
North West Coast F 8 0     0     0     0    
M 16 23 11 13 0     0     0    
Central North F 9 0     0     0     0    
M 7 0     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
North East F 9 0     0     0     0    
M 8 1 15 1 0     0     0    
East Coast F 7 0     0     0     0    
M 3 1 16 5 0     0     0    
Midlands F 9 0     0     0     0    
M 5 0     0     0     0    
Upper Derwent Valley F 10 < 1 NA NA 0     0     0    
M 7 0     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 7 0     0     0     0    
M 4 < 1 NA NA 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 6 0     0     0     0    
M 7 0     0     0     0    
Western F 6 0     0     0     0    
M 5 < 1 NA NA 0     0     0    

Location Forecasts at Time of Maximum Forest Fire Danger
for Friday 24 March 2017

Issued at 4:15 pm EDT on Thursday 23 March 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 11 21 60 ENE 30 50 22 5 100 F         3
Furneaux Islands Flinders Island Airport 14 21 46 E 20 35 21 7 140 F         6
North West Coast Marrawah 14 21 53 ENE 35 55 21 9 80 F         8
Smithton Airport 13 20 60 ENE 35 55 20 8 100 F         6
Luncheon Hill 14 19 52 NE 25 45 19 8 50 F         6
Devonport Airport 13 19 56 NNE 15 25 20 10 105 F         5
Sheffield 13 18 56 ENE 10 20 19 9 70 F         4
Central North Low Head 14 19 56 N 20 30 19 9 90 F         5
Launceston 15 23 33 SW 10 20 23 10 145 F         11
Cressy 15 21 35 ENE 5 20 21 9 135 F         8
  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 15 21 40 NE 15 30 21 10 105 F         9
Larapuna/Eddystone Point 18 19 52 E 15 30 19 8 100 F         4
East Coast St Helens 12 18 52 ESE 15 25 18 7 85 F         4
Fingal 14 19 46 NE 10 25 19 10 150 F         6
Friendly Beaches 14 18 52 E 20 30 18 9 100 F         5
Orford 13 18 52 E 15 30 18 7 120 F         4
Midlands Ross 15 21 35 WSW 5 15 21 9 150 F         8
Tunnack 14 18 42 ENE 10 25 18 10 140 F         7
Upper Derwent Valley Ouse 16 21 35 ESE 15 20 21 10 140 F         11
Bushy Park 17 21 33 ENE 15 25 21 10 155 F         11
Moogara 16 17 45 NE 15 25 17 10 155 F         7
Hollow Tree 17 19 37 ESE 15 25 19 10 155 F         9
  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 15 21 38 E 10 25 21 9 140 F         8
Hobart Airport 17 20 46 ENE 25 40 20 9 155 F         8
Hobart 14 19 46 ESE 15 25 19 8 130 F         5
Kunanyi/Mount Wellington 15 11 35 ENE 15 25 11 2 0 F         2
Taranna 14 18 52 NE 20 35 18 10 100 F         6
Grove 14 19 46 E 10 20 19 8 130 F         5
Geeveston 14 20 43 E 5 20 20 10 100 F         6
Southport 13 18 52 ENE 15 30 19 8 85 F         4
  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 16 55 NE 15 30 16 6 25 F         3
Liawenee 15 16 48 NE 15 30 16 8 75 F         5
Lake St Clair 14 18 45 ESE 5 20 18 7 45 F         4
Butlers Gorge 15 18 45 E 10 20 18 8 50 F         5
Western Savage River 14 21 43 NNE 15 30 21 8 40 F         7
Strahan 14 21 56 WSW 15 20 21 8 55 F         4
Hazel Hill 14 22 43 NE 5 15 22 8 45 F         5
Maydena 15 21 38 ENE 10 25 21 9 85 F         8
Scotts Peak 14 20 43 NNE 5 15 21 8 50 F         5
Warra 14 16 51 E 5 15 17 8 50 F         3

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.