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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 Friday 6 December 2019

Issued at 4:04 pm EDT on Thursday 5 December 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 9 Low-Moderate 100  
Furneaux Islands 16 High 75  
North West Coast 14 High 23  
Central North 20 High 98  
North East 23 High 94  
East Coast 26 Very High 17  
Midlands 21 High 58  
Upper Derwent Valley 10 Low-Moderate 100  
South East 14 High 28  
Central Plateau 8 Low-Moderate 100  
Western 2 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.

Friday

Showers about the west, south, central areas and Bass Strait Islands. Possible light showers elsewhere. Fresh to strong and gusty westerly winds. Maximum temperatures reaching 18-21 degrees, RH lowering to around 25% and westerly winds reaching 35 to 40 km/h will produce High to Very High Fire Dangers about the northeast and east during the afternoon.

District Weather Elements
for Friday 6 December 2019

Issued at 4:04 pm EDT on Thursday 5 December 2019.

District TAL cHaines Prob Rain >5mm 1500m Wind (km/h) 3000m Wind (km/h) Mix Height (m)
King Island 0 2 < 5 WSW 65 WSW 100 1700
Furneaux Islands 0 1 < 5 W 90 WSW 105 1900
North West Coast 0 1 20 WSW 75 WSW 100 2300
Central North 0 3 < 5 WSW 70 WSW 100 2300
North East 0 3 < 5 W 70 WSW 100 2300
East Coast 0 4 < 5 W 70 WSW 85 2500
Midlands 0 3 15 W 75 WSW 85 2300
Upper Derwent Valley 0 2 65 WSW 85 WSW 90 2300
South East 0 2 45 WSW 85 WSW 95 2300
Central Plateau 0 2 65 WSW 75 WSW 90 2300
Western 0 2 75 WSW 80 WSW 90 2200

Detailed District Forecast
for Friday 6 December 2019

Issued at 4:04 pm EDT on Thursday 5 December 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 9 0     0     0     0    
M 28 100 00 24 80 09 10 0     0    
Furneaux Islands F 16 75 10 9 0     0     0    
M 45 100 00 24 100 00 24 93 09 11 0    
North West Coast F 14 23 10 9 0     0     0    
M 30 91 00 24 43 08 13 0     0    
Central North F 20 98 10 9 0     0     0    
M 32 100 00 24 93 07 14 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 23 94 10 10 5 11 5 0     0    
M 38 100 00 24 98 06 17 11 10 7 0    
East Coast F 26 90 09 11 17 11 5 0     0    
M 30 100 01 23 91 09 11 0     0    
Midlands F 21 58 10 9 0     0     0    
M 30 98 04 19 83 09 9 0     0    
Upper Derwent Valley F 10 3 14 1 0     0     0    
M 6 2 07 5 1 10 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 14 28 11 5 0     0     0    
M 30 37 00 23 24 09 8 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 8 1 11 1 0     0     0    
M 28 25 00 23 18 09 9 0     0    
Western F 2 0     0     0     0    
M 6 1 09 3 0     0     0    

Location Forecasts at Time of Maximum Forest Fire Danger
for Friday 6 December 2019

Issued at 4:04 pm EDT on Thursday 5 December 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 14 16 48 WSW 45 75 16 7 40 F         8
Furneaux Islands Flinders Island Airport 14 17 52 W 55 95 17 8 60 F         11
North West Coast Marrawah 11 14 58 WSW 50 80 14 5 15 F         4
Smithton Airport 13 16 51 WSW 50 80 16 7 35 F         8
Luncheon Hill 13 12 67 WSW 40 70 13 3 0 F         1
Devonport Airport 11 19 34 WSW 45 75 19 9 85 F         19
Sheffield 14 15 44 WSW 45 75 15 9 60 F         12
Central North Low Head 12 18 49 W 50 80 18 9 70 F         12
Launceston 12 19 34 W 45 70 19 10 100 F         21
Cressy 14 19 30 W 35 65 19 10 125 F         19
  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 18 34 W 45 75 18 9 65 F         18
Larapuna/Eddystone Point 12 18 42 W 50 80 20 9 70 F         16
East Coast St Helens 13 21 23 W 40 65 21 9 90 F         26
Fingal 13 20 24 W 40 75 19 10 130 F         27
Friendly Beaches 12 21 25 WSW 40 70 21 9 115 F         24
Orford 14 18 34 W 45 70 18 8 75 F         16
Midlands Ross 13 18 32 W 40 65 18 10 110 F         19
Tunnack 11 14 47 W 50 80 14 8 55 F         10
Upper Derwent Valley Ouse 15 14 55 W 45 75 14 8 75 F         7
Bushy Park 14 15 51 W 45 70 15 9 105 F         9
Moogara 15 10 66 W 45 70 11 7 80 F         4
Hollow Tree 14 13 54 W 45 80 13 10 125 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 15 16 42 W 50 85 17 10 140 F         16
Hobart Airport 14 17 39 W 40 65 17 10 140 F         15
Hobart 13 17 42 W 35 60 17 10 140 F         12
Kunanyi/Mount Wellington 15 4 87 W 45 70 5 7 25 F         1
Taranna 14 17 39 W 45 70 17 9 80 F         15
Grove 14 14 55 W 45 75 15 7 65 F         6
Geeveston 12 14 51 W 30 60 15 5 40 F         3
Southport 12 14 51 W 40 70 14 3 5 F         3
  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 6 81 WSW 45 75 7 1 5 F         0
Liawenee 12 8 61 WSW 55 95 8 7 25 F         5
Lake St Clair 15 9 66 W 35 80 9 1 0 F         0
Butlers Gorge 15 8 71 W 35 75 8 1 0 F         0
Western Savage River 15 12 62 WSW 35 65 13 2 0 F         1
Strahan 11 14 58 WSW 45 70 14 4 0 F         3
Hazel Hill 14 12 71 W 45 70 12 3 0 F         1
Maydena 15 12 58 W 50 85 12 2 0 F         2
Scotts Peak 15 10 71 W 55 85 10 1 0 F         1
Warra 15 10 71 W 40 75 10 1 0 F         0

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.