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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 4 March 2015

Issued at 4:15 pm EDT on Tuesday 3 March 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 8 Low-Moderate 100  
Furneaux Islands 10 Low-Moderate 100  
North West Coast 11 Low-Moderate 100  
Central North 17 High 46  
North East 10 Low-Moderate 100  
East Coast 17 High 65  
Midlands 17 High 89  
Upper Derwent Valley 15 High 50  
South East 16 High 27  
Central Plateau 8 Low-Moderate 100  
Western 5 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, mainly about the west and the north coast with only the slight chance about the east. Fresh to locally strong and gusty west to northwesterly winds. Winds may be a little stronger than forecast in some parts of the southeast of the state at times from late morning till late afternoon.

District Weather Elements
for Wednesday 4 March 2015

Issued at 4:15 pm EDT on Tuesday 3 March 2015.

District TAL cHaines Prob Rain >1mm Prob Rain >5mm 1500m Wind (km/h) Mix Height (m)
King Island 0 1 45 20 W 45 1100
Furneaux Islands 0 2 45 15 W 50 1400
North West Coast 0 2 45 20 W 60 1500
Central North 0 2 20 < 5 WNW 55 1800
North East 0 2 30 10 W 60 1500
East Coast 0 3 10 < 5 WNW 65 1800
Midlands 0 2 20 < 5 WNW 65 2000
Upper Derwent Valley 0 1 40 15 W 85 1600
South East 0 2 40 15 W 85 1700
Central Plateau 0 2 55 30 W 65 1700
Western 0 2 80 55 WNW 75 1600

Detailed District Forecast
for Wednesday 4 March 2015

Issued at 4:15 pm EDT on Tuesday 3 March 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 8 0     0     0     0    
M 18 64 00 23 0     0     0    
Furneaux Islands F 10 0     0     0     0    
M 23 100 00 24 4 13 7 0     0    
North West Coast F 11 8 13 4 0     0     0    
M 20 39 03 17 1 12 2 0     0    
Central North F 17 46 12 7 0     0     0    
M 29 99 00 23 33 11 10 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 10 2 12 3 0     0     0    
M 22 100 00 24 2 12 7 0     0    
East Coast F 17 65 11 8 0     0     0    
M 24 94 01 22 5 12 4 0     0    
Midlands F 17 89 11 7 0     0     0    
M 27 100 09 15 43 11 8 0     0    
Upper Derwent Valley F 15 50 12 6 0     0     0    
M 25 69 04 18 11 11 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
South East F 16 27 11 7 0     0     0    
M 25 54 00 24 13 10 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
Central Plateau F 8 1 13 1 0     0     0    
M 12 14 10 12 0     0     0    
Western F 5 0     0     0     0    
M 7 < 1 NA NA 0     0     0    

Location Forecasts at Time of Maximum Forest Fire Danger
for Wednesday 4 March 2015

Issued at 4:15 pm EDT on Tuesday 3 March 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 13 19 64 W 40 65 19 10 140 F         7
Furneaux Islands Flinders Island Airport 13 21 53 W 40 60 21 8 130 F         8
North West Coast Marrawah 13 19 68 W 35 55 19 10 110 F         5
Smithton Airport 12 19 64 W 35 55 19 10 140 F         6
Luncheon Hill 12 16 72 W 30 45 17 8 60 F         3
Devonport Airport 12 20 56 WNW 45 65 20 10 160 F         10
Sheffield 14 19 49 W 35 65 19 9 85 F         9
Central North Low Head 19 19 64 WNW 50 80 19 10 120 F         8
Launceston 15 22 43 WNW 45 65 22 10 145 F         17
Cressy 15 22 38 NW 40 65 22 10 155 F         18
  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 12 19 56 WNW 30 50 20 9 90 F         6
Eddystone Point 13 22 53 WNW 45 70 22 9 105 F         11
East Coast St Helens 13 22 43 NW 35 55 22 10 120 F         13
Fingal 14 21 43 WNW 35 65 21 9 110 F         12
Friendly Beaches 14 23 36 WNW 35 65 23 8 60 F         14
Orford 14 23 33 WNW 35 70 23 8 45 F         16
Midlands Ross 16 22 35 NW 35 55 22 10 150 F         18
Tunnack 14 19 46 WNW 45 70 19 8 65 F         11
Upper Derwent Valley Ouse 15 21 43 W 45 85 21 10 165 F         16
Bushy Park 15 21 43 WNW 45 85 21 10 155 F         16
Moogara 14 16 59 WNW 40 65 16 8 65 F         6
Hollow Tree 14 19 46 W 45 70 19 10 160 F         14
  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 22 38 WNW 45 80 22 10 150 F         20
Hobart Airport 13 22 38 WNW 45 80 22 10 135 F         20
Hobart 13 20 43 WNW 45 80 20 9 95 F         14
Mount Wellington 10 9 81 WNW 65 105 11 5 0 F         2
Taranna 12 20 49 WNW 45 65 21 9 95 F         12
Grove 14 19 49 W 40 75 19 10 105 F         11
Geeveston 13 19 52 W 45 80 20 9 80 F         10
Southport 13 19 52 W 35 60 19 8 50 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 15 12 76 W 30 50 12 6 20 F         2
Liawenee 13 13 62 WNW 40 60 13 8 55 F         5
Lake St Clair 13 13 72 WNW 40 65 14 8 50 F         3
Butlers Gorge 13 13 72 W 45 70 14 8 55 F         4
Western Savage River 12 16 72 WNW 25 40 17 5 35 F         2
Strahan 11 17 77 WNW 40 65 18 8 50 F         3
Hazel Hill 14 18 64 WNW 40 65 18 8 45 F         5
Maydena 14 18 56 W 45 75 18 9 70 F         9
Scotts Peak 11 16 68 WNW 45 70 16 4 25 F         2
Warra 14 15 67 W 35 60 15 8 45 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.