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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 20 February 2018

Issued at 4:00 pm EDT on Monday 19 February 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 12 High 26  
Furneaux Islands 9 Low-Moderate 100  
North West Coast 13 High 24  
Central North 13 High 34  
North East 11 Low-Moderate 100  
East Coast 9 Low-Moderate 100  
Midlands 12 High 14  
Upper Derwent Valley 14 High 37  
South East 10 Low-Moderate 100  
Central Plateau 9 Low-Moderate 100  
Western 8 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

Fine and mostly sunny apart from possible morning drizzle about the east coast. Southeast to northeasterly winds with afternoon sea breezes.

District Weather Elements
for Tuesday 20 February 2018

Issued at 4:00 pm EDT on Monday 19 February 2018.

District TAL cHaines Prob Rain >5mm 1500m Wind (km/h) 3000m Wind (km/h) Mix Height (m)
King Island 0 10 0 ENE 30 E 5 1100
Furneaux Islands 0 8 < 5 ESE 25 SSE 30 1400
North West Coast 0 7 0 E 25 ESE 15 1500
Central North 0 5 0 ESE 15 SSE 20 1700
North East 0 6 < 5 SE 20 SSE 25 1600
East Coast 0 8 < 5 SE 15 SSE 25 1500
Midlands 0 7 0 ESE 10 SSE 20 1600
Upper Derwent Valley 0 7 0 ENE 10 SE 20 1600
South East 0 8 < 5 E 10 SE 20 1300
Central Plateau 0 6 0 ENE 15 SE 15 1900
Western 0 7 0 ENE 15 ESE 15 1700

Detailed District Forecast
for Tuesday 20 February 2018

Issued at 4:00 pm EDT on Monday 19 February 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 12 26 12 5 0     0     0    
M 24 100 00 24 8 01 10 0     0    
Furneaux Islands F 9 0     0     0     0    
M 17 100 00 24 0     0     0    
North West Coast F 13 24 12 6 0     0     0    
M 13 16 12 12 0     0     0    
Central North F 13 34 14 5 0     0     0    
M 7 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
North East F 11 9 13 3 0     0     0    
M 5 1 00 9 0     0     0    
East Coast F 9 0     0     0     0    
M 7 < 1 NA NA 0     0     0    
Midlands F 12 14 14 4 0     0     0    
M 7 0     0     0     0    
Upper Derwent Valley F 14 37 14 5 0     0     0    
M 7 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 10 < 1 NA NA 0     0     0    
M 12 17 11 7 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 9 < 1 NA NA 0     0     0    
M 8 0     0     0     0    
Western F 8 < 1 NA NA 0     0     0    
M 10 5 12 3 0     0     0    

Location Forecasts at Time of Maximum Forest Fire Danger
for Tuesday 20 February 2018

Issued at 4:00 pm EDT on Monday 19 February 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 13 22 43 ENE 30 50 22 10 155 F         12
Furneaux Islands Flinders Island Airport 15 21 43 ESE 25 40 21 9 65 F         9
North West Coast Marrawah 14 22 41 ENE 30 50 22 10 140 F         13
Smithton Airport 15 22 43 ENE 35 50 22 10 150 F         13
Luncheon Hill 14 21 38 ENE 25 40 22 7 80 F         9
Devonport Airport 12 21 40 ENE 20 30 21 10 150 F         10
Sheffield 13 21 35 E 20 30 23 10 125 F         12
Central North Low Head 14 21 49 NNE 20 35 21 10 145 F         7
Launceston 15 24 29 S 10 15 24 10 145 F         13
Cressy 15 23 31 ESE 15 20 23 10 150 F         13
  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 37 E 15 25 21 10 125 F         10
Larapuna/Eddystone Point 15 19 52 SE 25 40 20 10 135 F         7
East Coast St Helens 15 19 49 SE 20 35 19 10 125 F         7
Fingal 14 20 40 ESE 15 20 21 10 145 F         9
Friendly Beaches 14 20 46 ESE 20 30 20 10 135 F         8
Orford 13 18 49 E 20 30 19 10 110 F         7
Midlands Ross 15 22 35 SE 10 20 23 10 145 F         10
Tunnack 14 19 40 E 15 25 20 10 100 F         8
Upper Derwent Valley Ouse 16 25 30 E 15 20 25 10 160 F         15
Bushy Park 16 24 31 E 15 20 24 10 160 F         14
Moogara 15 19 40 ENE 15 20 19 9 155 F         8
Hollow Tree 16 22 33 E 15 20 21 10 175 F         12
  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 38 E 20 30 21 10 145 F         11
Hobart Airport 15 21 40 ESE 20 35 21 9 145 F         9
Hobart 15 19 46 ESE 20 35 19 10 150 F         8
Kunanyi/Mount Wellington 13 10 43 E 15 25 12 7 30 F         4
Taranna 14 21 38 ENE 20 30 21 10 130 F         11
Grove 14 20 40 E 20 30 20 9 135 F         9
Geeveston 15 21 38 E 20 30 21 9 115 F         10
Southport 14 19 46 ENE 25 35 19 8 90 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
Central Plateau Cradle Valley 14 18 39 ENE 15 25 19 7 45 F         6
Liawenee 14 18 37 ENE 15 20 19 8 75 F         7
Lake St Clair 15 22 33 ESE 10 15 22 6 5 F         6
Butlers Gorge 15 21 35 E 15 20 21 5 25 F         5
Western Savage River 13 22 33 NE 15 20 24 5 35 F         6
Strahan 14 23 41 SW 20 35 23 7 55 F         7
Hazel Hill 14 24 27 E 10 15 25 4 15 F         6
Maydena 15 23 31 ENE 15 25 23 8 100 F         11
Scotts Peak 14 21 38 ENE 15 20 24 4 5 F         4
Warra 14 18 45 E 15 20 20 2 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.