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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 Wednesday 29 March 2017

Issued at 4:15 pm EDT on Tuesday 28 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 9 Low-Moderate 100  
Furneaux Islands 10 Low-Moderate 100  
North West Coast 6 Low-Moderate 100  
Central North 10 Low-Moderate 100  
North East 11 Low-Moderate 100  
East Coast 14 High 38  
Midlands 13 High 35  
Upper Derwent Valley 14 High 32  
South East 14 High 36  
Central Plateau 8 Low-Moderate 100  
Western 7 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.

Wednesday

Morning showers about the north and west. Rain extending statewide during the afternoon then easing to showers during the evening. Fresh and gusty north to northwesterly winds, shifting westerly later in the day.

District Weather Elements
for Wednesday 29 March 2017

Issued at 4:15 pm EDT on Tuesday 28 March 2017.

District TAL cHaines Prob Rain >1mm Prob Rain >5mm 1500m Wind (km/h) Mix Height (m)
King Island 0 3 80 55 WNW 65 1100
Furneaux Islands 0 3 20 < 5 WNW 65 1200
North West Coast 0 2 85 65 NW 60 1600
Central North 0 2 80 50 NW 65 1600
North East 0 2 55 25 NW 65 1400
East Coast 0 2 65 35 NW 70 1500
Midlands 0 2 80 55 NW 70 1700
Upper Derwent Valley 0 2 80 55 NW 70 1700
South East 0 2 80 55 NW 70 1800
Central Plateau 0 1 85 65 NW 65 1900
Western 0 2 90 75 NW 80 1800

Detailed District Forecast
for Wednesday 29 March 2017

Issued at 4:15 pm EDT on Tuesday 28 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 9 0     0     0     0    
M 6 0     0     0     0    
Furneaux Islands F 10 < 1 NA NA 0     0     0    
M 6 0     0     0     0    
North West Coast F 6 0     0     0     0    
M 5 0     0     0     0    
Central North F 10 3 13 2 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 11 4 13 1 0     0     0    
M 6 0     0     0     0    
East Coast F 14 38 11 5 0     0     0    
M 7 3 00 18 1 13 1 0     0    
Midlands F 13 35 11 5 0     0     0    
M 7 0     0     0     0    
Upper Derwent Valley F 14 32 11 4 0     0     0    
M 5 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 14 36 11 6 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
Central Plateau F 8 3 11 2 0     0     0    
M 5 0     0     0     0    
Western F 7 0     0     0     0    
M 7 0     0     0     0    

Location Forecasts at Time of Maximum Forest Fire Danger
for Wednesday 29 March 2017

Issued at 4:15 pm EDT on Tuesday 28 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 12 22 60 NW 35 60 22 9 105 F W 30 45 13-17 7
Furneaux Islands Flinders Island Airport 13 23 50 NW 30 50 23 9 145 F         9
North West Coast Marrawah 12 20 68 NNW 35 55 21 9 85 F WSW 30 45 13-17 5
Smithton Airport 13 21 64 NW 35 55 21 9 105 F WSW 30 50 13-17 6
Luncheon Hill 15 17 72 WNW 25 40 18 7 50 F WSW 20 35 13-17 2
Devonport Airport 11 20 68 NNW 35 55 20 9 110 F         5
Sheffield 12 18 73 NNW 30 45 18 9 70 F         3
Central North Low Head 19 19 64 W 35 60 20 9 95 F         5
Launceston 13 21 56 NNW 40 65 21 10 145 F NNW 15 25 19-23 9
Cressy 13 20 60 NW 40 65 20 10 140 F WNW 15 20 18-22 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 12 21 56 NNW 30 45 21 9 110 F         7
Larapuna/Eddystone Point 14 23 57 NW 50 80 23 10 105 F         12
East Coast St Helens 13 22 50 NW 35 60 22 9 90 F         9
Fingal 14 22 43 NW 30 50 22 10 155 F SW 10 15 20-24 12
Friendly Beaches 14 24 41 NNW 30 45 24 10 110 F SW 20 30 18-22 14
Orford 13 23 47 NNW 40 65 23 9 125 F WNW 30 45 16-20 12
Midlands Ross 13 21 53 NW 40 65 21 10 150 F SW 15 30 17-21 10
Tunnack 12 20 49 NNW 35 55 21 10 145 F WNW 35 55 16-20 10
Upper Derwent Valley Ouse 14 23 41 NW 35 55 23 10 145 F WSW 30 50 14-18 15
Bushy Park 13 23 41 NW 35 55 23 10 160 F WSW 20 35 14-18 15
Moogara 13 18 56 NNW 35 55 18 10 160 F WSW 20 35 14-18 7
Hollow Tree 12 20 46 NW 35 55 21 10 160 F W 30 45 15-19 11
  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 12 24 36 NW 30 50 24 10 145 F NW 30 50 15-19 16
Hobart Airport 12 23 44 NNW 35 55 23 10 160 F W 30 45 15-19 13
Hobart 13 22 43 NW 30 50 22 10 135 F WSW 25 40 14-18 12
Kunanyi/Mount Wellington 11 14 67 NNW 50 80 14 5 5 F WNW 40 65 14-18 3
Taranna 14 24 47 N 25 40 24 10 105 F WSW 50 80 15-19 10
Grove 13 23 41 NW 35 55 23 9 135 F WSW 25 40 14-18 13
Geeveston 13 22 46 NW 35 60 22 9 105 F WNW 30 45 13-17 11
Southport 13 23 47 NW 35 55 23 9 90 F W 30 50 13-17 11
  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 13 82 NW 30 50 13 6 25 F WSW 25 40 15-19 1
Liawenee 11 14 67 NNW 40 65 14 8 75 F W 25 45 16-20 4
Lake St Clair 11 14 72 NNW 30 50 15 5 45 F WSW 30 45 14-18 2
Butlers Gorge 11 16 63 NW 30 50 17 6 50 F WSW 30 45 14-18 3
Western Savage River 11 16 77 NNW 25 40 18 6 45 F W 20 30 13-17 2
Strahan 11 20 68 NNW 40 60 20 4 55 F WNW 35 55 12-16 2
Hazel Hill 11 20 64 NNW 45 65 20 3 40 F WNW 35 50 12-16 2
Maydena 14 21 46 NW 35 60 21 8 95 F W 30 50 14-18 9
Scotts Peak 12 21 53 NNW 50 80 21 6 50 F W 25 40 13-17 8
Warra 12 16 63 NW 35 55 17 5 50 F W 25 40 13-17 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.