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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 23 October 2018

Issued at 4:00 pm EDT on Monday 22 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 8 Low-Moderate 100  
Furneaux Islands 8 Low-Moderate 100  
North West Coast 8 Low-Moderate 100  
Central North 11 Low-Moderate 100  
North East 11 Low-Moderate 100  
East Coast 14 High 52  
Midlands 11 Low-Moderate 100  
Upper Derwent Valley 9 Low-Moderate 100  
South East 12 High 14  
Central Plateau 7 Low-Moderate 100  
Western 7 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.

Tuesday

Showers, mostly contracting to the west and south by early evening. Snowfalls lowering to around 800 metres in the southwest during the evening Possible thunderstorms about the north early morning, very slight risk elsewhere. Fresh and gusty northwesterly winds tending westerly during the day.

District Weather Elements
for Tuesday 23 October 2018

Issued at 4:00 pm EDT on Monday 22 October 2018.

District TAL cHaines Prob Rain >5mm 1500m Wind (km/h) 3000m Wind (km/h) Mix Height (m)
King Island 1 4 25 W 50 WNW 80 2000
Furneaux Islands 0 9 < 5 WNW 70 NW 100 1200
North West Coast 1 4 35 W 50 WNW 85 2100
Central North 1 4 30 W 45 WNW 90 2100
North East 0 6 15 W 60 NW 95 2100
East Coast 1 6 15 WNW 50 NW 90 2300
Midlands 0 4 30 WNW 50 WNW 85 2200
Upper Derwent Valley 0 4 15 WNW 55 NW 95 2100
South East 1 4 15 WNW 60 NW 90 2200
Central Plateau 1 4 45 WNW 50 NW 90 2300
Western 1 3 40 WNW 65 WNW 80 2100

Detailed District Forecast
for Tuesday 23 October 2018

Issued at 4:00 pm EDT on Monday 22 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 8 0     0     0     0    
M 7 0     0     0     0    
Furneaux Islands F 8 0     0     0     0    
M 12 11 12 12 0     0     0    
North West Coast F 8 0     0     0     0    
M 7 4 09 15 0     0     0    
Central North F 11 < 1 NA NA 0     0     0    
M 9 3 12 5 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 4 14 3 0     0     0    
M 16 49 11 10 0     0     0    
East Coast F 14 52 12 5 0     0     0    
M 16 28 00 24 0     0     0    
Midlands F 11 2 13 1 0     0     0    
M 7 0     0     0     0    
Upper Derwent Valley F 9 < 1 NA NA 0     0     0    
M 14 40 00 19 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 12 14 11 4 0     0     0    
M 18 71 00 24 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 10 5 00 3 0     0     0    
Western F 7 0     0     0     0    
M 14 20 00 16 < 1 NA NA 0     0    

Location Forecasts at Time of Maximum Forest Fire Danger
for Tuesday 23 October 2018

Issued at 4:00 pm EDT on Monday 22 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 14 15 51 WSW 35 60 15 8 55 F         6
Furneaux Islands Flinders Island Airport 18 15 59 W 35 65 17 9 65 F         5
North West Coast Marrawah 13 14 55 W 40 65 15 8 50 F         6
Smithton Airport 14 16 45 WSW 30 55 17 8 45 F         7
Luncheon Hill 13 14 51 W 30 55 14 6 20 F         4
Devonport Airport 16 16 42 W 35 60 17 8 60 F         9
Sheffield 13 15 48 W 25 45 15 7 40 F         5
Central North Low Head 17 15 48 W 35 65 16 8 55 F         7
Launceston 16 19 34 W 30 55 19 7 60 F         10
Cressy 16 18 34 WNW 30 50 18 8 55 F         11
  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 16 17 45 WNW 35 55 17 6 30 F         6
Larapuna/Eddystone Point 13 19 46 WNW 35 65 19 9 80 F         10
East Coast St Helens 14 19 37 WNW 25 45 20 9 80 F         11
Fingal 15 19 34 W 25 50 19 9 80 F         12
Friendly Beaches 15 20 30 WNW 20 45 19 10 100 F         14
Orford 14 19 32 W 25 45 20 9 75 F         13
Midlands Ross 14 18 39 NW 30 55 18 8 50 F         10
Tunnack 14 16 39 W 35 60 16 8 50 F         10
Upper Derwent Valley Ouse 13 18 37 WNW 30 55 18 6 45 F         8
Bushy Park 11 18 34 WNW 20 50 18 9 75 F         10
Moogara 11 14 44 WNW 25 50 14 9 75 F         7
Hollow Tree 13 15 44 WNW 30 65 15 8 60 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 13 19 32 WNW 30 60 19 9 80 F         14
Hobart Airport 14 20 30 WNW 30 50 20 8 80 F         14
Hobart 13 19 32 WNW 20 55 19 8 70 F         10
Kunanyi/Mount Wellington 13 9 49 WNW 40 65 9 5 5 F         4
Taranna 17 16 36 WSW 35 55 19 9 75 F         13
Grove 11 18 34 WNW 25 50 18 9 70 F         11
Geeveston 12 18 39 WNW 25 55 18 8 55 F         9
Southport 11 17 45 WNW 20 40 17 7 35 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 9 61 W 25 50 9 5 10 F         2
Liawenee 12 12 40 WNW 30 60 12 7 30 F         7
Lake St Clair 11 12 50 WNW 30 60 12 5 15 F         3
Butlers Gorge 11 12 50 WNW 25 55 12 7 30 F         4
Western Savage River 16 12 54 WSW 35 55 14 6 15 F         4
Strahan 13 14 58 WNW 40 70 15 7 35 F         5
Hazel Hill 14 13 54 WNW 45 75 14 7 25 F         6
Maydena 12 15 44 WNW 30 65 15 6 25 F         5
Scotts Peak 11 15 51 NW 40 65 15 6 20 F         5
Warra 11 13 51 WNW 25 55 13 5 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.