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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 Wednesday 20 February 2019

Issued at 4:00 pm EDT on Tuesday 19 February 2019.

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 14 High 28  
Central North 14 High 65  
North East 14 High 35  
East Coast 16 High 76  
Midlands 15 High 92  
Upper Derwent Valley 14 High 35  
South East 16 High 58  
Central Plateau 9 Low-Moderate 100  
Western 6 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.

Wednesday

Showers about the west and far south, extending throughout for a period during the afternoon. Fresh and gusty west to northwest winds, becoming west to southwesterly during the afternoon.

District Weather Elements
for Wednesday 20 February 2019

Issued at 4:00 pm EDT on Tuesday 19 February 2019.

District TAL cHaines Prob Rain >5mm 1500m Wind (km/h) 3000m Wind (km/h) Mix Height (m)
King Island 0 0 5 W 45 W 75 1800
Furneaux Islands 0 1 < 5 W 50 W 55 1800
North West Coast 0 2 5 W 60 W 85 2100
Central North 0 4 < 5 W 45 W 85 2200
North East 0 4 < 5 W 55 W 75 2200
East Coast 0 5 < 5 W 50 WNW 75 2400
Midlands 0 4 < 5 W 50 W 85 2400
Upper Derwent Valley 0 3 10 W 65 W 95 2200
South East 0 4 10 W 65 WNW 90 2200
Central Plateau 0 3 20 W 55 W 90 2300
Western 0 1 45 W 55 W 90 2100

Detailed District Forecast
for Wednesday 20 February 2019

Issued at 4:00 pm EDT on Tuesday 19 February 2019.

  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 18 100 02 22 0     0     0    
Furneaux Islands F 10 0     0     0     0    
M 24 100 00 24 6 16 2 0     0    
North West Coast F 14 28 13 5 0     0     0    
M 23 99 02 22 1 13 1 0     0    
Central North F 14 65 13 5 0     0     0    
M 20 100 04 17 < 1 NA NA 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 35 11 9 0     0     0    
M 23 100 06 17 3 13 2 0     0    
East Coast F 16 76 11 8 0     0     0    
M 25 99 08 15 11 12 1 0     0    
Midlands F 15 92 11 7 0     0     0    
M 27 100 08 12 24 12 2 0     0    
Upper Derwent Valley F 14 35 11 7 0     0     0    
M 25 100 08 13 18 12 2 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 16 58 11 6 0     0     0    
M 25 92 04 18 18 12 4 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 9 3 11 2 0     0     0    
M 21 73 08 12 1 12 1 0     0    
Western F 6 0     0     0     0    
M 12 11 00 13 < 1 NA NA 0     0    

Location Forecasts at Time of Maximum Forest Fire Danger
for Wednesday 20 February 2019

Issued at 4:00 pm EDT on Tuesday 19 February 2019.

  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 13 20 56 WSW 30 50 20 9 120 F         6
Furneaux Islands Flinders Island Airport 13 21 49 W 30 50 21 10 115 F         9
North West Coast Marrawah 14 18 56 WSW 35 55 19 9 85 F         7
Smithton Airport 16 20 46 WSW 35 55 21 10 130 F         11
Luncheon Hill 16 17 45 WSW 30 50 17 8 60 F         8
Devonport Airport 16 21 38 W 35 55 21 10 140 F         15
Sheffield 16 19 40 WSW 30 50 20 9 70 F         11
Central North Low Head 17 20 40 W 35 60 20 10 100 F         14
Launceston 17 21 38 W 25 40 21 9 125 F         11
Cressy 16 22 33 W 25 35 22 10 145 F         15
  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 18 20 37 W 25 45 21 8 60 F         10
Larapuna/Eddystone Point 11 20 40 WNW 35 55 22 10 120 F         14
East Coast St Helens 12 22 38 WNW 30 50 23 10 100 F         14
Fingal 14 22 35 W 30 50 22 10 115 F         16
Friendly Beaches 14 23 36 W 20 35 23 10 130 F         12
Orford 14 22 38 W 35 50 22 9 85 F         14
Midlands Ross 16 22 33 WSW 25 40 22 10 150 F         15
Tunnack 12 19 43 W 45 65 19 10 100 F         15
Upper Derwent Valley Ouse 12 20 43 WNW 40 65 20 10 150 F         14
Bushy Park 12 20 43 WNW 40 60 20 10 145 F         14
Moogara 12 16 55 WNW 35 60 15 10 145 F         7
Hollow Tree 12 18 49 WNW 40 65 18 10 160 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
South East Campania 12 21 40 WNW 35 60 21 10 130 F         14
Hobart Airport 12 22 38 WNW 35 55 21 10 145 F         16
Hobart 12 20 40 WNW 35 60 20 10 145 F         14
Kunanyi/Mount Wellington 12 11 66 WNW 50 80 11 6 15 F         4
Taranna 12 21 40 WNW 40 65 21 10 115 F         16
Grove 12 20 43 WNW 40 60 20 10 145 F         14
Geeveston 17 19 32 W 35 50 19 10 120 F         18
Southport 17 18 34 W 35 50 19 9 75 F         14
  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 16 11 62 WSW 25 45 12 4 5 F         2
Liawenee 16 12 58 WSW 35 50 13 9 75 F         5
Lake St Clair 13 13 62 W 40 55 14 5 10 F         3
Butlers Gorge 18 11 54 WSW 35 50 13 6 25 F         4
Western Savage River 14 16 59 WSW 20 40 16 3 25 F         1
Strahan 14 18 52 W 30 45 18 5 5 F         4
Hazel Hill 17 15 51 W 30 50 16 5 0 F         4
Maydena 16 14 51 W 40 55 16 9 95 F         8
Scotts Peak 17 16 45 W 40 60 16 4 15 F         5
Warra 17 15 44 W 35 50 15 7 25 F         7

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.