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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 29 January 2020

Issued at 4:00 pm EDT on Tuesday 28 January 2020.

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

Summary

District District FFDI District Rating Percent Coverage Fire Weather Warning
King Island 5 Low-Moderate 100  
Furneaux Islands 7 Low-Moderate 100  
North West Coast 10 Low-Moderate 100  
Central North 12 High 17  
North East 16 High 26  
East Coast 20 High 77  
Midlands 21 High 97  
Upper Derwent Valley 15 High 55  
South East 17 High 19  
Central Plateau 15 High 18  
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

Fine apart from showers about the west and far south, clearing during the early afternoon. West to northwesterly winds, tending north to northwesterly late.

District Weather Elements
for Wednesday 29 January 2020

Issued at 4:00 pm EDT on Tuesday 28 January 2020.

District TAL cHaines Prob Rain >5mm 1500m Wind (km/h) 3000m Wind (km/h) Mix Height (m)
King Island 0 9 0 W 50 W 70 800
Furneaux Islands 0 9 0 W 35 WSW 55 900
North West Coast 0 8 < 5 W 50 WSW 75 1300
Central North 0 7 0 W 45 WSW 70 1600
North East 0 7 0 W 50 WSW 65 1700
East Coast 0 5 0 W 40 WSW 75 2200
Midlands 0 4 0 W 40 WSW 70 2200
Upper Derwent Valley 0 3 < 5 WNW 55 W 75 1700
South East 0 3 < 5 WNW 55 W 75 1800
Central Plateau 0 5 < 5 WNW 40 WSW 75 2000
Western 0 4 5 W 60 W 80 1400

Detailed District Forecast
for Wednesday 29 January 2020

Issued at 4:00 pm EDT on Tuesday 28 January 2020.

  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 5 0     0     0     0    
M 9 0     0     0     0    
Furneaux Islands F 7 0     0     0     0    
M 17 100 00 23 0     0     0    
North West Coast F 10 3 14 2 0     0     0    
M 15 39 11 10 0     0     0    
Central North F 12 17 14 4 0     0     0    
M 17 99 10 11 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 16 26 14 6 0     0     0    
M 17 100 10 11 0     0     0    
East Coast F 20 77 13 7 < 1 NA NA 0     0    
M 16 81 12 8 0     0     0    
Midlands F 21 97 13 6 0     0     0    
M 18 98 13 9 0     0     0    
Upper Derwent Valley F 15 55 14 4 0     0     0    
M 18 100 12 11 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 17 19 13 6 0     0     0    
M 18 63 08 14 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 15 18 14 5 0     0     0    
M 16 65 13 10 0     0     0    
Western F 6 0     0     0     0    
M 17 38 11 12 0     0     0    

Location Forecasts at Time of Maximum Forest Fire Danger
for Wednesday 29 January 2020

Issued at 4:00 pm EDT on Tuesday 28 January 2020.

  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 12 20 68 WNW 20 35 21 8 80 F         3
Furneaux Islands Flinders Island Airport 13 21 64 W 30 45 21 9 120 F         5
North West Coast Marrawah 14 19 73 WNW 20 35 20 7 55 F         2
Smithton Airport 15 22 60 WNW 20 40 22 8 85 F         4
Luncheon Hill 15 20 64 WNW 20 35 21 4 20 F         2
Devonport Airport 14 23 61 NW 30 50 23 9 135 F         6
Sheffield 14 24 44 NW 25 40 25 10 110 F         11
Central North Low Head 12 20 73 WNW 30 50 20 8 110 F         3
Launceston 15 26 48 NW 25 45 26 9 140 F         9
Cressy 16 29 43 NNW 30 45 29 9 145 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
North East Scottsdale 14 24 50 WNW 25 45 25 8 115 F         7
Larapuna/Eddystone Point 16 23 57 NW 35 55 23 10 145 F         9
East Coast St Helens 16 27 37 NW 25 40 27 10 155 F         15
Fingal 16 29 25 W 25 40 29 10 160 F         25
Friendly Beaches 16 28 37 NE 20 40 28 9 150 F         13
Orford 16 26 39 N 20 35 26 9 140 F         11
Midlands Ross 16 30 35 NNW 30 45 29 9 145 F         19
Tunnack 17 26 32 W 30 50 26 10 125 F         20
Upper Derwent Valley Ouse 16 27 34 W 30 45 27 9 125 F         17
Bushy Park 16 26 37 WNW 30 45 26 8 130 F         13
Moogara 17 22 46 WNW 30 45 22 8 120 F         9
Hollow Tree 16 25 39 W 30 45 25 9 145 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
South East Campania 16 28 30 W 25 45 28 9 150 F         18
Hobart Airport 16 27 32 S 15 25 27 10 155 F         15
Hobart 17 27 32 SW 15 25 27 9 150 F         13
Kunanyi/Mount Wellington 16 17 55 WNW 25 40 17 7 30 F         4
Taranna 13 26 45 ENE 10 30 27 9 100 F         7
Grove 17 25 39 WNW 30 45 25 8 120 F         12
Geeveston 16 24 44 WNW 30 50 24 7 70 F         9
Southport 16 25 41 WNW 15 25 25 8 70 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 20 56 W 20 30 21 5 15 F         3
Liawenee 16 22 35 WNW 30 45 22 5 35 F         8
Lake St Clair 15 20 56 WNW 30 45 21 2 5 F         1
Butlers Gorge 16 20 56 WNW 30 45 20 4 5 F         3
Western Savage River 15 21 60 WNW 20 30 22 3 5 F         2
Strahan 15 20 68 NW 25 45 21 6 15 F         3
Hazel Hill 16 20 64 NW 30 55 20 5 5 F         3
Maydena 16 22 50 WNW 30 50 22 7 55 F         7
Scotts Peak 17 21 56 NW 35 55 21 6 35 F         5
Warra 17 20 56 WNW 30 50 20 7 35 F         5

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.