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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 25 April 2018

Issued at 4:00 pm EST on Tuesday 24 April 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 4 Low-Moderate 100  
Furneaux Islands 6 Low-Moderate 100  
North West Coast 3 Low-Moderate 100  
Central North 6 Low-Moderate 100  
North East 7 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 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.

Wednesday

Showers about the west and far south, increasing late. Light showers developing about the north in the afternoon. Fine otherwise after morning fog patches. West to northwesterly winds.

District Weather Elements
for Wednesday 25 April 2018

Issued at 4:00 pm EST on Tuesday 24 April 2018.

District TAL cHaines Prob Rain >5mm 1500m Wind (km/h) 3000m Wind (km/h) Mix Height (m)
King Island 0 2 < 5 NW 40 NW 35 1200
Furneaux Islands 0 4 < 5 NW 50 NW 50 1100
North West Coast 0 3 < 5 WNW 30 NW 40 1500
Central North 0 5 < 5 WNW 35 NW 40 1600
North East 0 7 < 5 WNW 40 NW 40 1500
East Coast 0 6 0 NW 25 NW 40 1600
Midlands 0 4 < 5 WNW 30 NW 40 1600
Upper Derwent Valley 0 0 < 5 NW 30 NW 45 1800
South East 0 1 < 5 NW 30 NW 40 1600
Central Plateau 0 1 < 5 NW 25 NW 40 2000
Western 0 0 20 NW 40 NW 50 1600

Detailed District Forecast
for Wednesday 25 April 2018

Issued at 4:00 pm EST on Tuesday 24 April 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 4 0     0     0     0    
M 8 0     0     0     0    
Furneaux Islands F 6 0     0     0     0    
M 10 1 01 3 0     0     0    
North West Coast F 3 0     0     0     0    
M 8 2 16 6 0     0     0    
Central North F 6 0     0     0     0    
M 7 < 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
North East F 7 0     0     0     0    
M 10 6 00 5 0     0     0    
East Coast F 8 0     0     0     0    
M 9 3 13 3 0     0     0    
Midlands F 7 0     0     0     0    
M 11 9 13 4 0     0     0    
Upper Derwent Valley F 7 0     0     0     0    
M 8 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 7 0     0     0     0    
M 9 < 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 5 0     0     0     0    
M 9 0     0     0     0    
Western F 2 0     0     0     0    
M 4 0     0     0     0    

Location Forecasts at Time of Maximum Forest Fire Danger
for Wednesday 25 April 2018

Issued at 4:00 pm EST on Tuesday 24 April 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 12 18 59 WNW 20 30 18 9 110 F         4
Furneaux Islands Flinders Island Airport 11 19 64 W 15 20 19 10 105 F         4
North West Coast Marrawah 15 15 82 WNW 15 30 16 8 70 F         1
Smithton Airport 11 18 64 WSW 15 20 18 8 85 F         3
Luncheon Hill 15 14 82 WNW 15 20 15 5 15 F         1
Devonport Airport 12 18 68 NW 20 20 18 10 100 F         3
Sheffield 12 16 72 NW 15 20 17 6 25 F         2
Central North Low Head 20 18 68 WNW 35 40 17 10 120 F         5
Launceston 14 20 53 NW 20 30 19 10 110 F         6
Cressy 14 19 56 NNW 25 30 19 10 115 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
North East Scottsdale 11 17 63 WNW 15 20 18 8 55 F         3
Larapuna/Eddystone Point 12 19 60 NW 25 35 20 10 145 F         5
East Coast St Helens 13 20 46 NW 20 15 20 10 100 F         8
Fingal 14 20 43 NW 15 15 20 10 140 F         8
Friendly Beaches 11 19 52 NW 10 20 20 10 140 F         5
Orford 12 20 46 NNW 15 20 20 10 145 F         7
Midlands Ross 14 18 52 NNW 30 35 18 10 125 F         8
Tunnack 11 17 55 NNW 15 20 17 10 110 F         5
Upper Derwent Valley Ouse 14 20 43 W 15 25 20 9 120 F         7
Bushy Park 13 20 49 WNW 15 15 20 10 140 F         6
Moogara 12 15 67 NW 15 20 15 9 135 F         3
Hollow Tree 15 18 45 W 15 20 18 10 160 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
South East Campania 12 20 46 NW 15 20 21 10 145 F         7
Hobart Airport 13 20 46 WNW 15 20 20 10 145 F         7
Hobart 13 20 49 NNW 20 20 20 10 140 F         7
Kunanyi/Mount Wellington 15 8 81 W 20 20 10 6 10 F         1
Taranna 13 19 52 NNW 10 20 19 10 115 F         5
Grove 13 20 49 WNW 15 20 20 9 120 F         6
Geeveston 13 19 52 WNW 15 30 19 8 85 F         4
Southport 11 18 59 NE 10 20 18 7 35 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 12 71 WNW 15 20 13 4 5 F         1
Liawenee 12 14 51 NW 20 20 14 6 15 F         3
Lake St Clair 15 13 67 NW 20 25 13 4 15 F         1
Butlers Gorge 13 14 63 WNW 20 25 14 4 15 F         1
Western Savage River 15 15 82 NW 15 20 15 5 10 F         1
Strahan 13 16 72 NW 20 25 16 6 15 F         2
Hazel Hill 13 15 72 WNW 25 30 15 5 15 F         2
Maydena 12 17 63 WNW 15 25 17 6 20 F         2
Scotts Peak 12 15 67 WNW 20 30 15 5 15 F         2
Warra 15 14 72 WNW 20 20 14 4 15 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.