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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 28 March 2015

Issued at 4:16 pm EDT on Friday 27 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 3 Low-Moderate 100  
Furneaux Islands 4 Low-Moderate 100  
North West Coast 3 Low-Moderate 100  
Central North 6 Low-Moderate 100  
North East 6 Low-Moderate 100  
East Coast 6 Low-Moderate 100  
Midlands 7 Low-Moderate 100  
Upper Derwent Valley 6 Low-Moderate 100  
South East 5 Low-Moderate 99  
Central Plateau 4 Low-Moderate 100  
Western 2 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

Fine apart from the slight chance of showers about the west, far south and Bass Strait islands. West to northwesterly winds developing during the evening.

District Weather Elements
for Saturday 28 March 2015

Issued at 4:16 pm EDT on Friday 27 March 2015.

District TAL cHaines Prob Rain >1mm Prob Rain >5mm 1500m Wind (km/h) Mix Height (m)
King Island 0 3 < 5 0 WNW 30 1100
Furneaux Islands 0 4 < 5 < 5 WSW 20 1300
North West Coast 0 5 < 5 < 5 WSW 25 1300
Central North 0 3 < 5 0 WSW 20 1600
North East 0 4 < 5 0 WNW 20 1600
East Coast 0 2 < 5 < 5 WNW 25 1600
Midlands 0 3 < 5 < 5 WNW 20 1500
Upper Derwent Valley 0 3 < 5 0 W 30 1300
South East 0 3 5 < 5 W 30 1300
Central Plateau 0 3 5 < 5 WNW 20 1500
Western 0 1 20 < 5 WNW 30 1200

Detailed District Forecast
for Saturday 28 March 2015

Issued at 4:16 pm EDT on Friday 27 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 3 0     0     0     0    
M 3 0     0     0     0    
Furneaux Islands F 4 0     0     0     0    
M 5 0     0     0     0    
North West Coast F 3 0     0     0     0    
M 2 0     0     0     0    
Central North F 6 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
North East F 6 0     0     0     0    
M 3 0     0     0     0    
East Coast F 6 0     0     0     0    
M 2 0     0     0     0    
Midlands F 7 0     0     0     0    
M 2 0     0     0     0    
Upper Derwent Valley F 6 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 5 0     0     0     0    
M 3 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
Central Plateau F 4 0     0     0     0    
M 2 0     0     0     0    
Western F 2 0     0     0     0    
M 3 0     0     0     0    

Location Forecasts at Time of Maximum Forest Fire Danger
for Saturday 28 March 2015

Issued at 4:16 pm EDT on Friday 27 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 11 16 63 W 15 25 17 5 120 F         2
Furneaux Islands Flinders Island Airport 11 18 56 W 20 35 18 5 125 F         3
North West Coast Marrawah 12 16 59 W 15 25 17 4 55 F         2
Smithton Airport 12 17 55 WSW 15 25 18 6 110 F         3
Luncheon Hill 15 15 63 W 15 20 15 2 0 F         1
Devonport Airport 12 17 52 WNW 10 20 19 3 120 F         1
Sheffield 14 18 45 NW 10 15 18 5 35 F         3
Central North Low Head 15 17 63 WNW 25 40 18 2 65 F         1
Launceston 14 20 43 NW 10 20 20 6 115 F         4
Cressy 15 20 43 NNW 15 20 20 6 135 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 12 17 52 NNW 10 15 18 8 90 F         4
Eddystone Point 16 19 52 NW 30 45 19 7 120 F         6
East Coast St Helens 14 19 52 NE 20 30 20 7 130 F         4
Fingal 16 20 37 WNW 5 10 20 7 120 F         5
Friendly Beaches 11 17 52 SW 15 20 20 3 30 F         2
Orford 14 18 45 WSW 10 15 18 6 40 F         4
Midlands Ross 15 19 43 NNW 10 20 20 9 150 F         6
Tunnack 15 17 45 W 15 20 17 6 60 F         4
Upper Derwent Valley Ouse 16 19 43 W 15 25 19 8 160 F         6
Bushy Park 17 19 46 WNW 15 25 19 4 145 F         3
Moogara 14 12 67 WNW 15 20 14 6 35 F         2
Hollow Tree 16 17 48 W 15 30 17 9 160 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 16 19 40 W 15 25 19 8 150 F         7
Hobart Airport 13 17 48 W 15 30 19 6 140 F         4
Hobart 13 18 45 NW 15 25 19 2 95 F         1
Mount Wellington 15 9 71 W 20 30 9 2 0 F         0
Taranna 12 15 59 W 20 30 18 4 85 F         2
Grove 15 18 45 W 15 25 18 4 95 F         3
Geeveston 12 14 58 WNW 20 30 17 4 60 F         2
Southport 13 17 52 W 15 30 17 3 25 F         2
  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 62 WSW 15 20 12 4 0 F         1
Liawenee 13 13 47 WNW 10 15 14 6 25 F         3
Lake St Clair 15 13 58 W 15 25 14 5 0 F         2
Butlers Gorge 15 13 62 W 15 30 13 4 0 F         1
Western Savage River 15 15 59 W 15 20 15 3 0 F         1
Strahan 14 15 63 NW 15 25 16 5 0 F         2
Hazel Hill 15 15 63 NW 20 35 15 4 0 F         2
Maydena 14 15 55 W 15 20 16 6 45 F         3
Scotts Peak 16 14 63 WNW 20 35 14 4 0 F         1
Warra 15 13 62 WNW 15 30 13 4 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.