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The following weather related information courtesy of Australian Bureau of Meteorology
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IDT13130

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Tasmania

Fire Weather Forecast for Tasmania
for Thursday 13 December 2018

Issued at 4:00 pm EDT on Wednesday 12 December 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 2 Low-Moderate 100  
Furneaux Islands 5 Low-Moderate 100  
North West Coast 3 Low-Moderate 100  
Central North 4 Low-Moderate 100  
North East 3 Low-Moderate 100  
East Coast 5 Low-Moderate 100  
Midlands 6 Low-Moderate 100  
Upper Derwent Valley 10 Low-Moderate 100  
South East 8 Low-Moderate 100  
Central Plateau 5 Low-Moderate 100  
Western 6 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.

Thursday

Rain developing about the north and west early morning, with light rain extending to most areas, contracting to the north in the evening. Possible thunderstorms about the northwest. Northeast to southeasterly winds.

District Weather Elements
for Thursday 13 December 2018

Issued at 4:00 pm EDT on Wednesday 12 December 2018.

District TAL cHaines Prob Rain >5mm 1500m Wind (km/h) 3000m Wind (km/h) Mix Height (m)
King Island 1 6 75 E 25 NE 20 600
Furneaux Islands 1 8 25 NNE 40 NNE 30 800
North West Coast 1 7 55 ENE 45 NE 60 1100
Central North 0 5 15 NE 40 NE 45 1300
North East 0 4 35 NE 45 NE 40 1200
East Coast 0 7 15 NNE 50 NE 30 1200
Midlands 0 8 < 5 NNE 35 NNE 30 1500
Upper Derwent Valley 0 8 < 5 NE 25 NE 35 1800
South East 0 9 < 5 NNE 35 NNE 30 1300
Central Plateau 1 7 15 NE 40 NE 45 1900
Western 1 9 20 NE 35 NE 45 1700

Detailed District Forecast
for Thursday 13 December 2018

Issued at 4:00 pm EDT on Wednesday 12 December 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 2 0     0     0     0    
M 3 0     0     0     0    
Furneaux Islands F 5 0     0     0     0    
M 25 100 00 24 22 09 8 0     0    
North West Coast F 3 0     0     0     0    
M 16 48 00 9 < 1 NA NA 0     0    
Central North F 4 0     0     0     0    
M 15 35 00 24 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 3 0     0     0     0    
M 15 32 00 22 0     0     0    
East Coast F 5 0     0     0     0    
M 16 36 00 22 < 1 NA NA 0     0    
Midlands F 6 0     0     0     0    
M 13 67 11 7 0     0     0    
Upper Derwent Valley F 10 0     0     0     0    
M 12 38 16 2 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 8 0     0     0     0    
M 25 66 00 24 12 00 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 13 29 00 7 0     0     0    
Western F 6 0     0     0     0    
M 14 23 00 9 0     0     0    

Location Forecasts at Time of Maximum Forest Fire Danger
for Thursday 13 December 2018

Issued at 4:00 pm EDT on Wednesday 12 December 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 19 83 S 10 15 20 9 70 F         2
Furneaux Islands Flinders Island Airport 12 22 73 NE 40 70 22 7 30 F         4
North West Coast Marrawah 15 20 83 E 30 50 20 7 25 F         2
Smithton Airport 16 21 78 E 45 75 21 8 55 F         4
Luncheon Hill 15 19 88 E 30 45 20 7 25 F         2
Devonport Airport 15 22 73 E 25 40 22 8 60 F         3
Sheffield 15 19 88 E 15 25 19 7 25 F         1
Central North Low Head 20 20 78 E 35 60 20 7 30 F         3
Launceston 14 24 61 ENE 20 40 24 9 90 F         5
Cressy 16 23 61 NE 10 20 24 9 75 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 15 20 78 E 25 40 20 7 30 F         2
Larapuna/Eddystone Point 10 19 78 ENE 35 55 20 8 55 F         3
East Coast St Helens 15 19 78 ENE 15 30 20 8 55 F         2
Fingal 15 19 78 NE 20 35 19 8 55 F         2
Friendly Beaches 11 20 73 NE 30 50 21 8 55 F         3
Orford 14 20 68 NE 25 45 20 9 70 F         4
Midlands Ross 14 23 57 NE 25 40 23 9 80 F         6
Tunnack 11 19 68 NNE 30 45 20 7 35 F         3
Upper Derwent Valley Ouse 17 26 48 ENE 20 35 27 9 90 F         8
Bushy Park 15 27 42 ENE 10 20 27 10 120 F         9
Moogara 13 22 53 NNE 15 25 23 10 110 F         6
Hollow Tree 14 24 47 NNE 5 10 24 10 105 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
South East Campania 12 24 50 NE 20 35 24 10 105 F         8
Hobart Airport 14 23 61 NE 30 55 23 10 115 F         7
Hobart 14 24 54 ENE 30 45 24 9 90 F         8
Kunanyi/Mount Wellington 15 15 88 ENE 25 40 16 6 20 F         1
Taranna 12 23 57 NE 45 75 23 9 85 F         10
Grove 15 25 50 ENE 20 35 25 9 90 F         7
Geeveston 13 24 50 ENE 15 20 25 8 55 F         6
Southport 13 24 57 ENE 25 45 24 7 25 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
Central Plateau Cradle Valley 15 16 88 ENE 20 30 17 6 15 F         1
Liawenee 10 16 68 NNE 30 45 18 6 25 F         2
Lake St Clair 14 22 53 NE 15 20 22 5 25 F         3
Butlers Gorge 16 23 47 ENE 10 15 23 6 25 F         4
Western Savage River 15 21 73 E 10 20 21 6 20 F         2
Strahan 12 23 69 SSE 15 30 26 7 25 F         2
Hazel Hill 16 24 57 SE 10 15 24 6 20 F         3
Maydena 15 27 39 E 10 15 27 7 30 F         7
Scotts Peak 17 28 40 ESE 10 20 28 7 25 F         7
Warra 14 23 50 NE 10 20 24 6 25 F         4

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.