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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 Sunday 19 April 2015

Issued at 4:15 pm EST on Saturday 18 April 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 11 Low-Moderate 100  
Furneaux Islands 10 Low-Moderate 100  
North West Coast 11 Low-Moderate 100  
Central North 13 High 41  
North East 12 High 25  
East Coast 11 Low-Moderate 100  
Midlands 11 Low-Moderate 100  
Upper Derwent Valley 9 Low-Moderate 100  
South East 10 Low-Moderate 99  
Central Plateau 7 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.

Sunday

Showers about the west, south and Bass Strait islands, gradually easing. Fine and mostly cloudy elsewhere. Snowfalls to around 600 metres, gradually lifting during the day. Southwesterly winds.

District Weather Elements
for Sunday 19 April 2015

Issued at 4:15 pm EST on Saturday 18 April 2015.

District TAL cHaines Prob Rain >1mm Prob Rain >5mm 1500m Wind (km/h) Mix Height (m)
King Island 0 4 25 5 SSW 45 1700
Furneaux Islands 0 5 10 < 5 S 30 1800
North West Coast 0 5 10 < 5 SSW 45 1900
Central North 0 6 < 5 0 S 30 2300
North East 0 6 < 5 0 SSW 35 2200
East Coast 0 4 < 5 < 5 SSW 40 1800
Midlands 0 4 < 5 < 5 SSW 35 2000
Upper Derwent Valley 0 4 30 5 SW 35 1700
South East 0 4 35 10 SW 45 1600
Central Plateau 0 4 30 10 SSW 45 1400
Western 0 3 50 25 SSW 40 1400

Detailed District Forecast
for Sunday 19 April 2015

Issued at 4:15 pm EST on Saturday 18 April 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 11 2 12 1 0     0     0    
M 5 0     0     0     0    
Furneaux Islands F 10 0     0     0     0    
M 10 4 00 19 0     0     0    
North West Coast F 11 4 13 2 0     0     0    
M 3 0     0     0     0    
Central North F 13 41 13 4 0     0     0    
M 4 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 12 25 12 5 0     0     0    
M 10 6 00 9 0     0     0    
East Coast F 11 4 12 3 0     0     0    
M 16 29 02 14 0     0     0    
Midlands F 11 0     0     0     0    
M 5 0     0     0     0    
Upper Derwent Valley F 9 0     0     0     0    
M 2 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 8 < 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 7 0     0     0     0    
M 3 0     0     0     0    
Western F 4 0     0     0     0    
M 3 0     0     0     0    

Location Forecasts at Time of Maximum Forest Fire Danger
for Sunday 19 April 2015

Issued at 4:15 pm EST on Saturday 18 April 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 14 44 S 30 45 14 10 125 F         9
Furneaux Islands Flinders Island Airport 12 15 41 S 25 35 16 10 145 F         9
North West Coast Marrawah 12 13 44 S 30 45 13 8 55 F         7
Smithton Airport 13 14 38 SSW 25 40 14 10 125 F         10
Luncheon Hill 13 12 40 SSW 20 35 12 7 25 F         5
Devonport Airport 14 15 29 SSW 20 30 15 10 130 F         12
Sheffield 14 13 28 S 20 30 13 8 55 F         9
Central North Low Head 15 15 31 S 15 30 15 9 85 F         9
Launceston 15 15 25 S 20 30 15 10 135 F         14
Cressy 14 14 26 S 20 30 14 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 13 14 28 S 15 25 14 10 105 F         11
Eddystone Point 14 15 44 S 40 65 15 10 135 F         11
East Coast St Helens 13 15 39 S 30 50 15 10 145 F         11
Fingal 14 13 28 SSW 20 30 13 10 135 F         12
Friendly Beaches 13 14 41 SSW 35 55 14 8 50 F         9
Orford 13 13 38 SSW 25 40 13 8 60 F         7
Midlands Ross 14 13 30 SSW 20 35 13 10 155 F         11
Tunnack 13 10 37 SSW 20 30 10 8 55 F         6
Upper Derwent Valley Ouse 14 13 33 SW 15 25 13 10 165 F         9
Bushy Park 15 14 31 SW 15 25 14 10 150 F         10
Moogara 12 8 49 SSW 20 30 9 8 50 F         4
Hollow Tree 14 11 37 SSW 15 25 11 10 165 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 14 14 31 SSW 20 30 14 10 155 F         11
Hobart Airport 12 14 38 SSW 30 45 14 10 145 F         11
Hobart 12 13 35 SSW 20 30 13 10 105 F         9
Mount Wellington 11 4 52 SSW 35 55 4 6 5 F         3
Taranna 12 14 44 SSW 35 60 14 10 100 F         10
Grove 13 13 33 SW 20 30 13 10 105 F         10
Geeveston 13 13 35 SW 15 25 13 9 65 F         7
Southport 11 12 44 SW 25 40 13 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 12 7 45 SSW 25 35 7 6 5 F         4
Liawenee 12 6 42 SSW 25 45 6 7 40 F         4
Lake St Clair 13 7 53 SSW 20 30 8 6 20 F         2
Butlers Gorge 14 8 49 SW 20 30 8 6 20 F         3
Western Savage River 13 11 43 SSW 20 35 11 6 20 F         4
Strahan 13 12 47 SSW 20 35 13 6 25 F         4
Hazel Hill 13 12 40 SW 20 30 12 5 20 F         4
Maydena 13 11 37 SW 20 30 11 8 55 F         6
Scotts Peak 13 10 46 SW 20 30 10 5 10 F         3
Warra 13 9 46 SW 20 30 9 6 10 F         3

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.