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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 21 October 2018

Issued at 4:00 pm EDT on Saturday 20 October 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 3 Low-Moderate 100  
Furneaux Islands 5 Low-Moderate 100  
North West Coast 4 Low-Moderate 100  
Central North 6 Low-Moderate 100  
North East 6 Low-Moderate 100  
East Coast 9 Low-Moderate 100  
Midlands 7 Low-Moderate 100  
Upper Derwent Valley 7 Low-Moderate 100  
South East 8 Low-Moderate 100  
Central Plateau 5 Low-Moderate 100  
Western 4 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.

Sunday

Fine apart from light showers about the northeast and the west coast. Light west to northwesterly winds and afternoon coastal sea breezes about the east.

District Weather Elements
for Sunday 21 October 2018

Issued at 4:00 pm EDT on Saturday 20 October 2018.

District TAL cHaines Prob Rain >5mm 1500m Wind (km/h) 3000m Wind (km/h) Mix Height (m)
King Island 0 0 < 5 WSW 20 WNW 20 1500
Furneaux Islands 0 3 < 5 S 20 SSW 10 1800
North West Coast 0 3 < 5 W 15 WSW 15 1600
Central North 0 2 < 5 NW 10 SSW 15 1800
North East 0 1 < 5 W 10 S 15 2000
East Coast 0 2 < 5 WNW 20 SSW 15 2100
Midlands 0 4 0 WNW 15 SW 15 2100
Upper Derwent Valley 0 7 0 WNW 15 W 20 2200
South East 0 8 0 WNW 20 WNW 20 1900
Central Plateau 0 5 0 WNW 15 SW 15 2400
Western 0 7 < 5 WNW 25 WNW 20 1800

Detailed District Forecast
for Sunday 21 October 2018

Issued at 4:00 pm EDT on Saturday 20 October 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 3 0     0     0     0    
M                          
Furneaux Islands F 5 0     0     0     0    
M                          
North West Coast F 4 0     0     0     0    
M                          
Central North F 6 0     0     0     0    
M                          
  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 6 0     0     0     0    
M                          
East Coast F 9 0     0     0     0    
M                          
Midlands F 7 0     0     0     0    
M                          
Upper Derwent Valley F 7 0     0     0     0    
M                          
  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                          
  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                          
Western F 4 0     0     0     0    
M                          

Location Forecasts at Time of Maximum Forest Fire Danger
for Sunday 21 October 2018

Issued at 4:00 pm EDT on Saturday 20 October 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 17 63 WNW 15 20 17 8 55 F         3
Furneaux Islands Flinders Island Airport 12 18 59 SE 20 30 18 9 70 F         4
North West Coast Marrawah 10 15 67 NW 5 10 16 8 45 F         2
Smithton Airport 11 17 55 N 5 10 18 7 45 F         3
Luncheon Hill 12 16 55 WNW 5 10 17 4 15 F         1
Devonport Airport 13 17 55 N 15 20 17 8 60 F         4
Sheffield 12 16 51 N 10 15 18 6 35 F         3
Central North Low Head 11 16 55 N 5 10 17 8 50 F         3
Launceston 14 21 40 WNW 10 15 21 5 55 F         4
Cressy 13 19 46 NNW 15 20 20 7 50 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
North East Scottsdale 15 18 56 N 15 25 18 5 30 F         2
Larapuna/Eddystone Point 13 18 56 E 20 30 18 9 80 F         5
East Coast St Helens 14 19 52 E 20 35 19 9 80 F         6
Fingal 14 20 35 NE 10 20 20 9 80 F         8
Friendly Beaches 14 19 43 E 25 35 19 9 95 F         9
Orford 14 19 37 ENE 20 35 19 9 70 F         9
Midlands Ross 15 20 40 NNW 15 25 20 7 45 F         6
Tunnack 15 20 35 N 15 25 19 7 50 F         7
Upper Derwent Valley Ouse 14 21 40 SW 5 10 22 4 40 F         3
Bushy Park 15 22 35 NW 5 10 23 8 70 F         7
Moogara 15 18 45 NW 5 10 18 8 75 F         4
Hollow Tree 15 21 38 WSW 5 10 21 7 60 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
South East Campania 15 22 33 S 10 15 22 7 75 F         7
Hobart Airport 15 21 38 SSE 25 35 21 6 75 F         7
Hobart 15 21 38 ESE 15 30 21 7 70 F         7
Kunanyi/Mount Wellington 14 13 51 NNE 10 15 13 4 5 F         2
Taranna 14 20 37 NE 20 30 20 9 70 F         10
Grove 15 20 40 ESE 5 10 20 8 65 F         6
Geeveston 14 20 40 NNW 5 10 20 7 50 F         5
Southport 13 20 43 E 15 20 20 5 30 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
Central Plateau Cradle Valley 12 13 51 NNE 10 20 15 4 5 F         2
Liawenee 11 14 33 NNW 15 20 16 7 25 F         6
Lake St Clair 12 15 48 NW 15 20 17 3 10 F         2
Butlers Gorge 15 18 42 WNW 15 20 18 7 25 F         5
Western Savage River 12 17 52 NW 5 10 18 4 15 F         2
Strahan 12 17 59 NW 15 25 18 6 30 F         2
Hazel Hill 12 16 55 NW 15 30 17 6 25 F         3
Maydena 15 20 35 WNW 10 15 20 4 20 F         4
Scotts Peak 13 17 48 NW 20 30 19 4 15 F         3
Warra 13 16 51 NW 10 15 17 4 5 F         2

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.