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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 1 November 2014

Issued at 3:49 pm EDT on Friday 31 October 2014.

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

Summary

District District FFDI District Rating Percent Coverage Fire Weather Warning
King Island 7 Low-Moderate 100  
Furneaux Islands 10 Low-Moderate 100  
North West Coast 7 Low-Moderate 100  
Central North 12 High 17  
North East 14 High 26  
East Coast 19 High 86  
Midlands 15 High 62  
Upper Derwent Valley 11 Low-Moderate 100  
South East 15 High 19  
Central Plateau 7 Low-Moderate 100  
Western 3 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

Statewide showers, less likely about the east. Possible thunderstorms and hail in the west and far south during the afternoon and evening. Highland snowfalls gradually lowering to 300 metres in the south by evening. Cool to cold with fresh to strong and gusty westerly winds.

District Weather Elements
for Saturday 1 November 2014

Issued at 3:49 pm EDT on Friday 31 October 2014.

District TAL cHaines Prob Rain >1mm Prob Rain >5mm 1500m Wind (km/h) Mix Height (m)
King Island 0 4 65 30 WSW 75 1300
Furneaux Islands 0 6 55 15 W 85 1400
North West Coast 0 4 75 45 WSW 75 1300
Central North 0 5 70 40 W 60 1900
North East 0 6 50 20 W 70 2000
East Coast 0 6 35 10 W 65 2100
Midlands 0 5 60 20 W 65 1900
Upper Derwent Valley 0 4 70 35 W 85 1300
South East 0 4 60 25 W 80 1500
Central Plateau 0 3 80 55 W 70 1400
Western 0 4 90 75 W 80 1100

Detailed District Forecast
for Saturday 1 November 2014

Issued at 3:49 pm EDT on Friday 31 October 2014.

  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 7 0     0     0     0    
M 7 0     0     0     0    
Furneaux Islands F 10 0     0     0     0    
M 31 91 00 24 29 09 15 < 1 NA NA 0    
North West Coast F 7 0     0     0     0    
M 7 < 1 NA NA 0     0     0    
Central North F 12 17 13 5 0     0     0    
M 9 2 02 22 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 14 26 12 7 0     0     0    
M 32 82 00 24 37 11 13 0     0    
East Coast F 19 86 11 9 0     0     0    
M 18 14 00 24 2 11 13 0     0    
Midlands F 15 62 12 6 0     0     0    
M 8 1 00 24 0     0     0    
Upper Derwent Valley F 11 6 13 4 0     0     0    
M 8 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 15 19 11 7 0     0     0    
M 16 21 00 24 4 00 19 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 < 1 NA NA 0     0     0    
M 7 1 00 24 0     0     0    
Western F 3 0     0     0     0    
M 6 0     0     0     0    

Location Forecasts at Time of Maximum Forest Fire Danger
for Saturday 1 November 2014

Issued at 3:49 pm EDT on Friday 31 October 2014.

  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 11 13 58 WSW 40 65 13 8 55 F         5
Furneaux Islands Flinders Island Airport 14 16 48 W 50 75 16 9 80 F         12
North West Coast Marrawah 11 13 54 WSW 35 60 13 5 40 F         3
Smithton Airport 12 14 51 WSW 40 60 14 8 40 F         7
Luncheon Hill 12 10 62 WSW 30 50 10 4 5 F         2
Devonport Airport 14 12 44 W 45 70 14 8 45 F         9
Sheffield 12 12 44 WSW 35 55 12 4 5 F         4
Central North Low Head 15 13 44 W 45 70 15 8 40 F         10
Launceston 15 14 33 W 35 55 15 8 50 F         12
Cressy 14 14 31 WNW 30 45 15 6 30 F         8
  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 14 38 W 35 60 14 5 15 F         6
Eddystone Point 14 17 39 WNW 50 80 18 8 55 F         15
East Coast St Helens 16 15 29 WNW 40 65 17 8 80 F         15
Fingal 14 15 29 W 35 55 16 10 105 F         17
Friendly Beaches 15 17 23 W 35 55 19 9 75 F         20
Orford 13 15 31 W 40 65 16 8 95 F         14
Midlands Ross 14 15 29 W 35 55 15 9 90 F         15
Tunnack 13 11 37 W 40 65 12 8 55 F         10
Upper Derwent Valley Ouse 14 13 41 W 45 70 14 7 75 F         9
Bushy Park 12 14 38 W 35 55 14 7 85 F         9
Moogara 11 9 57 W 35 50 9 4 5 F         2
Hollow Tree 14 11 43 W 45 70 12 8 85 F         9
  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 13 15 31 WNW 40 65 15 9 130 F         16
Hobart Airport 13 14 36 W 40 65 15 10 115 F         15
Hobart 14 14 33 WNW 40 65 15 7 90 F         11
Mount Wellington 13 5 56 W 50 85 5 5 0 F         3
Taranna 16 11 50 W 55 85 15 9 85 F         10
Grove 11 13 44 W 35 55 13 8 70 F         8
Geeveston 11 13 44 WNW 35 55 13 6 40 F         6
Southport 11 14 38 W 40 65 14 6 20 F         8
  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 4 75 WSW 40 60 6 2 0 F         1
Liawenee 10 7 61 W 35 55 7 4 5 F         2
Lake St Clair 15 4 70 W 40 65 7 2 0 F         1
Butlers Gorge 15 5 70 W 45 70 7 3 0 F         1
Western Savage River 15 8 61 W 30 50 10 2 0 F         1
Strahan 15 8 71 W 45 75 11 2 10 F         1
Hazel Hill 15 8 66 W 45 75 10 2 0 F         1
Maydena 11 9 61 W 35 55 10 4 10 F         2
Scotts Peak 00 15 72 NW 45 70 9 4 0 F         2
Warra 15 7 61 W 35 55 9 2 0 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.