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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 24 April 2019

Issued at 4:00 pm EST on Tuesday 23 April 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 5 Low-Moderate 100  
Furneaux Islands 4 Low-Moderate 100  
North West Coast 4 Low-Moderate 100  
Central North 5 Low-Moderate 100  
North East 6 Low-Moderate 100  
East Coast 8 Low-Moderate 100  
Midlands 7 Low-Moderate 100  
Upper Derwent Valley 7 Low-Moderate 100  
South East 7 Low-Moderate 100  
Central Plateau 5 Low-Moderate 100  
Western 3 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.

Wednesday

Light showers about the west and Bass Strait islands, increasing from midday and extending to the north and south for a period in the afternoon. Fine elsewhere. Light winds tending northwesterly and becoming fresh and gusty during the afternoon.

District Weather Elements
for Wednesday 24 April 2019

Issued at 4:00 pm EST on Tuesday 23 April 2019.

District TAL cHaines Prob Rain >5mm 1500m Wind (km/h) 3000m Wind (km/h) Mix Height (m)
King Island 0 7 < 5 WNW 45 WNW 60 1300
Furneaux Islands 0 8 15 WNW 45 WNW 65 1100
North West Coast 0 2 10 WNW 45 WNW 70 1500
Central North 0 3 < 5 WNW 45 WNW 70 1600
North East 0 6 < 5 WNW 55 WNW 70 1600
East Coast 0 3 < 5 WNW 50 WNW 70 1800
Midlands 0 2 < 5 WNW 50 WNW 75 1800
Upper Derwent Valley 0 4 < 5 WNW 60 WNW 80 1900
South East 0 5 < 5 WNW 60 WNW 80 1900
Central Plateau 0 2 10 WNW 50 WNW 80 2100
Western 0 3 25 WNW 60 WNW 85 1700

Detailed District Forecast
for Wednesday 24 April 2019

Issued at 4:00 pm EST on Tuesday 23 April 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 5 0     0     0     0    
M 17 98 12 12 0     0     0    
Furneaux Islands F 4 0     0     0     0    
M 18 34 10 14 0     0     0    
North West Coast F 4 0     0     0     0    
M 16 32 10 14 < 1 NA NA 0     0    
Central North F 5 0     0     0     0    
M 17 88 12 12 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 6 0     0     0     0    
M 16 74 11 13 < 1 NA NA 0     0    
East Coast F 8 0     0     0     0    
M 16 75 13 10 0     0     0    
Midlands F 7 0     0     0     0    
M 17 85 13 10 0     0     0    
Upper Derwent Valley F 7 0     0     0     0    
M 16 95 15 9 < 1 NA NA 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 25 99 13 11 11 18 4 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 14 47 13 10 0     0     0    
Western F 3 0     0     0     0    
M 22 58 10 10 2 14 3 0     0    

Location Forecasts at Time of Maximum Forest Fire Danger
for Wednesday 24 April 2019

Issued at 4:00 pm EST on Tuesday 23 April 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 14 17 63 WNW 30 50 18 10 135 F         5
Furneaux Islands Flinders Island Airport 11 18 68 WNW 20 35 18 10 150 F         3
North West Coast Marrawah 12 16 77 WNW 30 55 17 8 65 F         2
Smithton Airport 11 17 72 N 25 40 17 9 105 F         3
Luncheon Hill 15 14 82 WNW 25 45 14 6 20 F         1
Devonport Airport 13 18 68 NW 30 50 18 10 145 F         4
Sheffield 13 16 68 NW 20 35 16 9 100 F         3
Central North Low Head 19 17 72 WNW 45 70 17 10 135 F         5
Launceston 14 18 59 NW 30 50 18 10 145 F         6
Cressy 13 17 63 NW 25 40 18 10 140 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
North East Scottsdale 13 17 63 NW 25 45 17 10 105 F         4
Larapuna/Eddystone Point 13 18 64 NW 30 55 17 10 140 F         5
East Coast St Helens 13 19 52 NW 20 45 19 10 145 F         6
Fingal 13 19 46 WNW 15 45 19 10 155 F         7
Friendly Beaches 13 21 49 NE 20 35 21 10 155 F         7
Orford 12 19 52 NNE 15 30 20 9 130 F         5
Midlands Ross 13 17 59 NNW 25 50 17 10 145 F         5
Tunnack 15 17 52 WNW 20 55 17 10 130 F         6
Upper Derwent Valley Ouse 15 19 52 WNW 20 50 19 10 140 F         6
Bushy Park 14 19 52 NW 15 30 19 10 145 F         6
Moogara 13 15 67 NW 20 30 15 10 155 F         3
Hollow Tree 14 17 55 WNW 20 50 17 10 155 F         5
  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 43 W 20 50 21 10 160 F         9
Hobart Airport 15 20 53 NW 25 40 20 10 160 F         7
Hobart 15 20 49 NW 20 40 20 10 155 F         7
Kunanyi/Mount Wellington 13 10 57 NW 25 45 10 6 5 F         3
Taranna 14 20 53 NNW 25 40 20 9 105 F         6
Grove 14 19 49 WNW 15 35 19 10 145 F         6
Geeveston 13 18 56 WNW 15 30 18 9 130 F         4
Southport 13 19 56 WNW 10 20 19 8 60 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 WNW 20 45 10 5 10 F         1
Liawenee 10 11 62 NNW 15 30 13 5 10 F         2
Lake St Clair 15 11 76 WNW 30 60 12 4 10 F         1
Butlers Gorge 13 13 72 WNW 25 50 13 5 5 F         1
Western Savage River 15 14 77 WNW 25 45 15 3 0 F         1
Strahan 11 16 77 NW 30 50 16 6 10 F         2
Hazel Hill 12 16 72 NW 30 55 16 5 10 F         2
Maydena 13 16 59 WNW 20 35 16 8 60 F         4
Scotts Peak 14 14 72 NW 30 55 15 4 5 F         1
Warra 15 13 72 WNW 25 55 13 6 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.