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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 Sunday 15 December 2019

Issued at 4:00 pm EDT on Saturday 14 December 2019.

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 6 Low-Moderate 100  
North West Coast 5 Low-Moderate 100  
Central North 7 Low-Moderate 100  
North East 8 Low-Moderate 100  
East Coast 9 Low-Moderate 100  
Midlands 8 Low-Moderate 100  
Upper Derwent Valley 7 Low-Moderate 100  
South East 8 Low-Moderate 100  
Central Plateau 5 Low-Moderate 100  
Western 1 Low-Moderate 100  

* Ratings 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.

Sunday

Rain at times, more frequent about the west and south, and little about the east, contracting to the west, far south and east in the evening. West to northwesterly winds freshening during the afternoon, shifting southwesterly in the evening. Maximum temperatures will reach 17 to 20 degrees across the north and east, RH decreases to around 50% with wind speed around 20-30 km/h, through reaching 30-40 km/h over the Central Plateau and the southern Midlands during the afternoon.

District Weather Elements
for Sunday 15 December 2019

Issued at 4:00 pm EDT on Saturday 14 December 2019.

District TAL cHaines Prob Rain >5mm 1500m Wind (km/h) 3000m Wind (km/h) Mix Height (m)
King Island 0 6 < 5 W 60 W 105 1400
Furneaux Islands 0 6 5 W 70 W 95 1400
North West Coast 0 2 45 W 60 WSW 75 1700
Central North 0 4 25 W 55 W 70 1900
North East 0 4 25 W 70 W 75 1800
East Coast 0 2 20 W 60 WSW 65 2000
Midlands 0 2 30 W 55 W 70 2200
Upper Derwent Valley 0 3 50 W 65 W 75 2000
South East 0 2 50 W 65 W 70 1900
Central Plateau 0 3 55 W 55 W 70 2200
Western 0 2 75 W 60 W 70 1600

Detailed District Forecast
for Sunday 15 December 2019

Issued at 4:00 pm EDT on Saturday 14 December 2019.

  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 15 91 09 13 0     0     0    
Furneaux Islands F 6 0     0     0     0    
M 25 100 00 24 10 16 5 0     0    
North West Coast F 5 0     0     0     0    
M 12 12 03 8 0     0     0    
Central North F 7 0     0     0     0    
M 16 49 00 15 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 8 < 1 NA NA 0     0     0    
M 18 65 10 14 < 1 NA NA 0     0    
East Coast F 9 < 1 NA NA 0     0     0    
M 15 53 11 8 0     0     0    
Midlands F 8 0     0     0     0    
M 19 67 11 9 0     0     0    
Upper Derwent Valley F 7 0     0     0     0    
M 12 20 12 6 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 8 0     0     0     0    
M 12 12 12 6 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 5 0     0     0     0    
M 12 11 12 6 0     0     0    
Western F 1 0     0     0     0    
M 4 0     0     0     0    

Location Forecasts at Time of Maximum Forest Fire Danger
for Sunday 15 December 2019

Issued at 4:00 pm EDT on Saturday 14 December 2019.

  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 16 72 W 20 40 18 8 50 F         2
Furneaux Islands Flinders Island Airport 14 17 68 WNW 35 55 17 9 70 F         4
North West Coast Marrawah 14 15 82 W 30 50 15 7 25 F         2
Smithton Airport 06 16 77 WNW 20 30 16 8 45 F         2
Luncheon Hill 15 13 88 W 25 40 13 2 0 F         0
Devonport Airport 16 18 64 WNW 25 50 19 10 100 F         4
Sheffield 18 17 59 W 25 40 17 9 85 F         5
Central North Low Head 00 15 59 W 30 45 17 9 80 F         5
Launceston 13 19 60 NW 20 35 19 10 120 F         5
Cressy 18 20 46 WNW 15 30 20 10 140 F         7
  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 13 17 68 WNW 20 35 17 9 80 F         3
Larapuna/Eddystone Point 14 18 68 WNW 35 55 18 9 85 F         4
East Coast St Helens 14 20 46 WNW 35 50 20 10 110 F         11
Fingal 14 19 46 W 20 35 19 10 145 F         8
Friendly Beaches 15 20 46 WSW 20 30 21 10 130 F         8
Orford 14 19 46 W 25 50 20 9 90 F         8
Midlands Ross 15 19 52 NNW 20 35 19 10 120 F         6
Tunnack 13 16 59 W 35 60 16 8 60 F         5
Upper Derwent Valley Ouse 12 18 56 W 35 60 18 9 75 F         7
Bushy Park 13 19 52 WNW 20 35 19 10 105 F         6
Moogara 15 14 72 W 20 45 14 9 85 F         2
Hollow Tree 12 16 59 WNW 30 55 16 10 130 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
South East Campania 13 20 46 WNW 30 55 20 10 145 F         10
Hobart Airport 13 20 46 W 20 40 20 10 145 F         8
Hobart 14 20 49 WNW 20 35 20 10 145 F         7
Kunanyi/Mount Wellington 15 8 100 W 40 65 8 7 30 F         1
Taranna 13 18 52 NW 20 35 19 9 85 F         5
Grove 13 18 56 WNW 20 35 18 9 65 F         5
Geeveston 14 18 56 W 30 50 18 7 40 F         5
Southport 15 18 59 WSW 15 20 18 6 15 F         3
  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 15 10 87 W 25 45 10 3 10 F         0
Liawenee 12 12 62 W 30 50 12 7 35 F         3
Lake St Clair 15 12 71 W 30 50 12 4 15 F         1
Butlers Gorge 15 11 82 W 25 55 12 4 5 F         1
Western Savage River 15 13 82 W 20 40 13 2 0 F         0
Strahan 15 16 77 WNW 30 45 16 4 0 F         1
Hazel Hill 15 14 77 WNW 30 45 14 2 0 F         1
Maydena 11 14 67 W 20 35 15 5 15 F         2
Scotts Peak 15 13 77 WNW 30 50 13 2 0 F         1
Warra 15 13 77 W 20 40 13 4 5 F         1

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.