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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 Saturday 24 February 2018

Issued at 4:00 pm EDT on Friday 23 February 2018.

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

Summary

District District FFDI District Rating Percent Coverage Fire Weather Warning
King Island 5 Low-Moderate 100  
Furneaux Islands 6 Low-Moderate 100  
North West Coast 4 Low-Moderate 100  
Central North 5 Low-Moderate 100  
North East 8 Low-Moderate 100  
East Coast 8 Low-Moderate 100  
Midlands 8 Low-Moderate 100  
Upper Derwent Valley 6 Low-Moderate 100  
South East 5 Low-Moderate 100  
Central Plateau 3 Low-Moderate 100  
Western 2 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.

Saturday

Rain, tending to showers and contracting to the west and northeast during the afternoon. Possible thunderstorms in the southwest. Possible hail in the south. Northwest to westerly winds, tending southwesterly by the evening.

District Weather Elements
for Saturday 24 February 2018

Issued at 4:00 pm EDT on Friday 23 February 2018.

District TAL cHaines Prob Rain >5mm 1500m Wind (km/h) 3000m Wind (km/h) Mix Height (m)
King Island 0 6 10 NW 65 NW 80 1000
Furneaux Islands 0 7 20 WNW 95 NW 90 600
North West Coast 0 4 60 SW 60 W 85 1000
Central North 0 3 45 NW 65 WNW 95 1100
North East 0 4 35 WNW 80 WNW 110 1100
East Coast 0 3 45 WNW 80 WNW 105 1000
Midlands 0 2 55 WNW 70 WNW 100 1000
Upper Derwent Valley 0 1 65 WSW 55 W 90 1100
South East 0 2 65 W 55 W 85 900
Central Plateau 0 2 70 WSW 55 W 90 1400
Western 0 1 75 WSW 50 W 85 1300

Detailed District Forecast
for Saturday 24 February 2018

Issued at 4:00 pm EDT on Friday 23 February 2018.

  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 5 0     0     0     0    
M 4 0     0     0     0    
Furneaux Islands F 6 0     0     0     0    
M 6 0     0     0     0    
North West Coast F 4 0     0     0     0    
M 3 0     0     0     0    
Central North F 5 0     0     0     0    
M 3 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 8 0     0     0     0    
M 5 0     0     0     0    
East Coast F 8 0     0     0     0    
M 4 0     0     0     0    
Midlands F 8 0     0     0     0    
M 4 0     0     0     0    
Upper Derwent Valley F 6 0     0     0     0    
M 3 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 5 0     0     0     0    
M 6 < 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 3 0     0     0     0    
M 3 0     0     0     0    
Western F 2 0     0     0     0    
M 3 0     0     0     0    

Location Forecasts at Time of Maximum Forest Fire Danger
for Saturday 24 February 2018

Issued at 4:00 pm EDT on Friday 23 February 2018.

  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 18 68 SW 30 45 22 9 155 F         4
Furneaux Islands Flinders Island Airport 11 25 61 WNW 20 35 25 9 70 F W 30 50 12-16 5
North West Coast Marrawah 15 17 77 SW 30 50 22 6 140 F         2
Smithton Airport 15 16 77 SW 25 40 23 6 150 F         2
Luncheon Hill 15 14 77 SW 30 45 20 7 80 F         2
Devonport Airport 11 23 78 NW 20 30 23 9 150 F NW 20 35 09-13 3
Sheffield 16 17 63 SW 20 35 22 8 130 F         3
Central North Low Head 22 15 67 WSW 25 40 22 9 145 F         3
Launceston 10 24 65 NNW 20 35 25 10 150 F WNW 15 20 11-15 5
Cressy 11 24 69 NNW 20 30 24 10 150 F SSW 15 20 10-14 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
North East Scottsdale 09 22 73 NW 5 15 23 10 130 F W 20 30 12-16 2
Larapuna/Eddystone Point 11 25 61 NW 35 50 25 10 140 F S 20 35 14-18 8
East Coast St Helens 12 25 61 NW 35 50 25 10 125 F WSW 25 40 12-16 8
Fingal 11 24 54 NNW 20 35 25 10 145 F W 15 30 11-15 7
Friendly Beaches 10 24 65 N 15 20 24 10 135 F SW 20 30 10-14 4
Orford 22 14 58 WSW 15 30 22 9 115 F         3
Midlands Ross 11 24 54 NW 25 40 24 10 145 F N 20 30 09-13 8
Tunnack 16 14 72 WSW 30 50 21 9 105 F         3
Upper Derwent Valley Ouse 04 22 60 NW 5 10 22 10 165 F W 15 20 05-09 4
Bushy Park 16 18 52 W 25 40 22 10 165 F         7
Moogara 12 15 72 W 20 30 17 10 155 F         3
Hollow Tree 15 16 68 W 30 45 20 9 175 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
South East Campania 17 16 55 WSW 30 45 22 10 150 F         6
Hobart Airport 18 17 59 WSW 25 40 22 10 145 F         5
Hobart 17 16 55 WSW 20 35 21 10 150 F         5
Kunanyi/Mount Wellington 15 12 88 W 40 60 12 7 35 F         2
Taranna 08 22 73 N 10 15 22 10 130 F WSW 15 20 06-10 3
Grove 16 15 63 WSW 30 45 21 10 140 F         5
Geeveston 05 23 61 NW 5 10 21 10 120 F W 5 15 04-08 4
Southport 04 21 69 N 10 15 21 9 95 F SW 15 25 04-08 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 10 100 SW 25 40 17 2 45 F         0
Liawenee 08 17 77 NNW 25 40 18 9 80 F WSW 15 30 08-12 2
Lake St Clair 04 18 77 NNW 20 30 18 6 10 F WSW 15 25 06-10 2
Butlers Gorge 04 19 73 NW 15 20 18 6 30 F W 15 25 05-09 2
Western Savage River 15 13 94 SW 20 35 20 3 35 F         0
Strahan 15 14 88 SW 25 45 21 3 55 F         1
Hazel Hill 15 15 77 WSW 20 35 19 5 20 F         1
Maydena 15 11 82 WSW 30 45 20 9 105 F         2
Scotts Peak 04 20 78 NW 25 40 20 6 15 F WNW 20 30 03-07 2
Warra 15 14 67 W 25 40 17 5 10 F         2

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.