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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 31 January 2015

Issued at 3:19 pm EDT on Friday 30 January 2015.

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

Summary

District District FFDI District Rating Percent Coverage Fire Weather Warning
King Island 9 Low-Moderate 100  
Furneaux Islands 8 Low-Moderate 100  
North West Coast 10 Low-Moderate 100  
Central North 10 Low-Moderate 100  
North East 8 Low-Moderate 100  
East Coast 5 Low-Moderate 100  
Midlands 7 Low-Moderate 100  
Upper Derwent Valley 4 Low-Moderate 100  
South East 3 Low-Moderate 99  
Central Plateau 4 Low-Moderate 100  
Western 4 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 about the east and southeast. Fine about the northwest. Showers over the remainder, easing in the afternoon and evening. Southerly winds, fresh about the east and west coasts.

District Weather Elements
for Saturday 31 January 2015

Issued at 3:19 pm EDT on Friday 30 January 2015.

District TAL cHaines Prob Rain >1mm Prob Rain >5mm 1500m Wind (km/h) Mix Height (m)
King Island 0 5 10 0 SSE 30 1400
Furneaux Islands 0 2 65 35 SSE 60 1600
North West Coast 0 4 < 5 0 SSE 35 1900
Central North 0 3 30 < 5 SSE 55 1800
North East 0 3 50 15 SSE 70 1600
East Coast 0 2 75 50 S 65 1300
Midlands 0 2 60 30 S 60 1400
Upper Derwent Valley 0 1 60 25 SSE 50 1400
South East 0 2 85 65 SSE 50 1200
Central Plateau 0 2 40 15 SSE 45 1900
Western 0 2 35 10 SSE 45 1500

Detailed District Forecast
for Saturday 31 January 2015

Issued at 3:19 pm EDT on Friday 30 January 2015.

  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 9 0     0     0     0    
M 24 100 00 24 8 10 9 0     0    
Furneaux Islands F 8 0     0     0     0    
M 6 < 1 NA NA 0     0     0    
North West Coast F 10 < 1 NA NA 0     0     0    
M 13 21 00 24 1 09 8 0     0    
Central North F 10 0     0     0     0    
M 20 61 00 20 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 12 12 00 18 0     0     0    
East Coast F 5 0     0     0     0    
M 5 0     0     0     0    
Midlands F 7 0     0     0     0    
M 13 16 00 18 0     0     0    
Upper Derwent Valley F 4 0     0     0     0    
M 6 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 3 0     0     0     0    
M 6 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
Central Plateau F 4 0     0     0     0    
M 10 5 08 7 0     0     0    
Western F 4 0     0     0     0    
M 13 17 00 23 < 1 NA NA 0     0    

Location Forecasts at Time of Maximum Forest Fire Danger
for Saturday 31 January 2015

Issued at 3:19 pm EDT on Friday 30 January 2015.

  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 20 56 S 30 50 20 10 105 F         7
Furneaux Islands Flinders Island Airport 14 21 56 SW 30 50 21 10 145 F         7
North West Coast Marrawah 12 19 60 S 35 50 20 9 70 F         6
Smithton Airport 14 22 46 SSW 30 50 23 10 100 F         11
Luncheon Hill 13 20 49 S 20 35 20 7 35 F         5
Devonport Airport 12 21 43 WSW 5 15 23 10 140 F         6
Sheffield 14 22 43 S 15 20 22 9 75 F         8
Central North Low Head 12 19 52 WSW 10 15 21 10 100 F         5
Launceston 16 22 46 SSE 30 50 22 10 110 F         11
Cressy 15 21 46 S 30 45 21 10 145 F         10
  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 14 20 53 S 20 30 20 9 70 F         6
Eddystone Point 12 18 68 S 50 80 19 9 85 F         6
East Coast St Helens 13 18 68 S 40 65 18 10 125 F         6
Fingal 13 17 63 SSW 20 35 17 10 145 F         4
Friendly Beaches 14 18 73 SSW 45 65 18 7 75 F         4
Orford 15 16 77 SSW 30 50 17 7 30 F         2
Midlands Ross 15 18 59 S 25 40 18 10 140 F         5
Tunnack 15 13 82 SSW 25 40 14 8 45 F         2
Upper Derwent Valley Ouse 15 19 56 SSE 15 20 19 10 125 F         5
Bushy Park 13 17 63 S 15 20 18 10 125 F         4
Moogara 15 13 82 S 20 30 13 6 25 F         1
Hollow Tree 14 15 72 S 15 25 16 10 125 F         2
  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 16 72 SSW 20 35 16 8 125 F         2
Hobart Airport 15 16 77 SSW 35 55 16 7 100 F         2
Hobart 15 16 72 SSW 25 40 16 8 65 F         3
Mount Wellington 15 7 100 SSW 35 60 8 1 0 F         0
Taranna 14 16 77 S 45 70 16 9 65 F         4
Grove 12 16 68 S 20 35 16 9 65 F         3
Geeveston 15 16 72 S 15 25 16 7 30 F         2
Southport 15 15 77 SSW 30 45 16 4 20 F         1
  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 16 59 SSW 20 30 17 6 10 F         3
Liawenee 15 13 67 S 25 45 13 6 20 F         2
Lake St Clair 13 14 67 S 15 25 15 6 10 F         2
Butlers Gorge 14 14 72 SSW 15 25 15 6 10 F         1
Western Savage River 13 19 56 S 20 35 19 6 5 F         3
Strahan 14 20 53 S 30 45 20 6 15 F         5
Hazel Hill 12 17 59 S 20 35 18 6 20 F         3
Maydena 15 16 63 SSW 15 20 16 7 25 F         2
Scotts Peak 15 16 68 S 15 25 16 6 15 F         2
Warra 15 14 77 S 10 15 14 5 5 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.