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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 Tuesday 24 January 2017

Issued at 4:15 pm EDT on Monday 23 January 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 7 Low-Moderate 100  
Furneaux Islands 18 High 83  
North West Coast 11 Low-Moderate 100  
Central North 12 High 12  
North East 11 Low-Moderate 100  
East Coast 16 High 51  
Midlands 17 High 91  
Upper Derwent Valley 15 High 68  
South East 15 High 45  
Central Plateau 12 High 10  
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.

Tuesday

Showers about western, southern and central areas, contracting to the west and far south during the morning. Possible early showers elsewhere, then fine. Northwesterly winds, shifting strong and gusty west to southwesterly during the morning, then easing in the evening.

District Weather Elements
for Tuesday 24 January 2017

Issued at 4:15 pm EDT on Monday 23 January 2017.

District TAL cHaines Prob Rain >1mm Prob Rain >5mm 1500m Wind (km/h) Mix Height (m)
King Island 0 1 10 < 5 SW 50 1500
Furneaux Islands 0 4 25 < 5 WSW 60 1300
North West Coast 0 1 30 < 5 SW 60 1600
Central North 0 3 25 < 5 WSW 40 1900
North East 0 4 15 < 5 WSW 45 2000
East Coast 0 4 5 < 5 WSW 55 2100
Midlands 0 3 20 < 5 WSW 55 2100
Upper Derwent Valley 0 2 50 20 WSW 75 1700
South East 0 3 50 20 WSW 85 1700
Central Plateau 0 1 45 20 WSW 60 1700
Western 0 2 75 45 WSW 65 1500

Detailed District Forecast
for Tuesday 24 January 2017

Issued at 4:15 pm EDT on Monday 23 January 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 7 0     0     0     0    
M 25 100 00 22 13 03 4 0     0    
Furneaux Islands F 18 83 11 10 0     0     0    
M 35 100 00 24 100 05 19 < 1 NA NA 0    
North West Coast F 11 6 13 3 0     0     0    
M 23 76 00 24 5 04 11 0     0    
Central North F 12 12 13 4 0     0     0    
M 23 100 03 18 6 07 5 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 3 13 3 0     0     0    
M 27 100 00 20 19 00 12 0     0    
East Coast F 16 51 12 7 0     0     0    
M 28 100 00 24 38 05 11 0     0    
Midlands F 17 91 12 7 0     0     0    
M 29 100 00 21 49 07 9 0     0    
Upper Derwent Valley F 15 68 12 7 0     0     0    
M 29 94 00 21 40 09 7 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 15 45 11 7 0     0     0    
M 37 88 00 22 51 06 15 8 07 8 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 12 10 12 6 0     0     0    
M 28 50 00 21 25 00 8 0     0    
Western F 7 < 1 NA NA 0     0     0    
M 11 7 00 10 < 1 NA NA 0     0    

Location Forecasts at Time of Maximum Forest Fire Danger
for Tuesday 24 January 2017

Issued at 4:15 pm EDT on Monday 23 January 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 13 19 56 SW 30 60 19 7 55 F         5
Furneaux Islands Flinders Island Airport 14 21 53 WSW 40 75 22 10 120 F         10
North West Coast Marrawah 13 17 55 SW 40 70 18 7 35 F         6
Smithton Airport 14 19 40 SW 35 65 19 8 50 F         11
Luncheon Hill 14 17 45 SW 35 70 17 6 10 F         6
Devonport Airport 14 20 37 WSW 35 60 20 7 35 F         11
Sheffield 13 18 37 WSW 35 65 19 5 15 F         7
Central North Low Head 14 20 43 WSW 35 65 20 6 20 F         8
Launceston 15 22 33 W 25 55 22 7 55 F         11
Cressy 13 21 35 W 30 55 21 6 45 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
North East Scottsdale 13 21 33 WSW 35 70 22 5 10 F         9
Larapuna/Eddystone Point 13 22 41 WSW 30 50 23 6 30 F         8
East Coast St Helens 15 24 25 SW 20 50 24 1 10 F         2
Fingal 14 21 26 WSW 35 70 21 6 70 F         14
Friendly Beaches 13 22 31 WSW 40 70 22 2 15 F         5
Orford 14 21 30 WSW 40 65 21 5 50 F         12
Midlands Ross 14 20 30 WSW 30 65 21 7 100 F         12
Tunnack 14 18 32 WSW 45 85 18 8 65 F         17
Upper Derwent Valley Ouse 14 19 34 WSW 40 75 19 8 80 F         15
Bushy Park 14 19 34 W 40 80 19 8 85 F         15
Moogara 14 15 39 WSW 40 80 16 8 85 F         11
Hollow Tree 13 17 36 WSW 45 85 18 8 90 F         15
  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 14 21 28 WSW 40 80 21 7 45 F         17
Hobart Airport 13 20 37 WSW 45 80 20 7 100 F         14
Hobart 13 20 30 W 45 80 20 7 50 F         17
Kunanyi/Mount Wellington 12 10 53 WSW 65 105 11 3 5 F         4
Taranna 13 16 51 WSW 60 105 19 7 55 F         10
Grove 13 18 37 WSW 45 90 19 8 60 F         15
Geeveston 13 18 37 W 45 80 18 7 40 F         13
Southport 13 18 39 WSW 50 85 18 8 45 F         15
  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 13 12 50 SW 35 85 13 5 10 F         4
Liawenee 14 13 41 WSW 50 90 13 7 35 F         11
Lake St Clair 15 13 54 WSW 40 75 13 5 30 F         4
Butlers Gorge 15 14 51 WSW 35 75 14 6 15 F         5
Western Savage River 14 17 48 SW 30 70 17 6 5 F         5
Strahan 13 18 56 WSW 35 65 18 7 30 F         5
Hazel Hill 12 16 55 WSW 40 70 17 6 20 F         5
Maydena 14 16 42 WSW 45 90 16 8 45 F         11
Scotts Peak 14 15 55 WSW 45 85 15 6 10 F         5
Warra 12 14 47 WSW 40 85 15 5 5 F         5

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.