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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 20 December 2014

Issued at 3:56 pm EDT on Friday 19 December 2014.

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 8 Low-Moderate 100  
North West Coast 8 Low-Moderate 100  
Central North 10 Low-Moderate 100  
North East 9 Low-Moderate 100  
East Coast 10 Low-Moderate 100  
Midlands 12 High 10  
Upper Derwent Valley 10 Low-Moderate 100  
South East 8 Low-Moderate 99  
Central Plateau 7 Low-Moderate 100  
Western 4 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

Showers about about western, central and southern districts, mostly clearing by evening. Generally fine elsewhere. Southwesterly winds.

District Weather Elements
for Saturday 20 December 2014

Issued at 3:56 pm EDT on Friday 19 December 2014.

District TAL cHaines Prob Rain >1mm Prob Rain >5mm 1500m Wind (km/h) Mix Height (m)
King Island 0 3 20 < 5 WSW 40 1600
Furneaux Islands 0 4 20 < 5 WSW 45 1700
North West Coast 0 4 45 15 WSW 40 1900
Central North 0 4 10 < 5 WSW 30 2400
North East 0 4 25 < 5 WSW 35 2400
East Coast 0 3 30 < 5 WSW 35 2400
Midlands 0 3 20 < 5 WSW 30 2400
Upper Derwent Valley 0 1 50 15 WSW 35 2200
South East 0 1 50 10 W 40 2100
Central Plateau 0 2 60 25 WSW 35 2400
Western 0 0 75 45 W 35 2000

Detailed District Forecast
for Saturday 20 December 2014

Issued at 3:56 pm EDT on Friday 19 December 2014.

  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 3 0     0     0     0    
Furneaux Islands F 8 0     0     0     0    
M 21 94 00 22 0     0     0    
North West Coast F 8 0     0     0     0    
M 3 0     0     0     0    
Central North F 10 0     0     0     0    
M 7 < 1 NA NA 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 9 0     0     0     0    
M 6 1 00 4 0     0     0    
East Coast F 10 0     0     0     0    
M 10 6 04 16 0     0     0    
Midlands F 12 10 14 3 0     0     0    
M 7 0     0     0     0    
Upper Derwent Valley F 10 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
South East F 8 0     0     0     0    
M 5 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 7 0     0     0     0    
M 3 0     0     0     0    
Western F 4 0     0     0     0    
M 3 0     0     0     0    

Location Forecasts at Time of Maximum Forest Fire Danger
for Saturday 20 December 2014

Issued at 3:56 pm EDT on Friday 19 December 2014.

  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 18 73 WSW 20 35 19 9 90 F         3
Furneaux Islands Flinders Island Airport 14 21 60 W 30 50 21 9 90 F         6
North West Coast Marrawah 15 18 73 WSW 20 30 18 8 60 F         2
Smithton Airport 14 20 64 WSW 20 30 21 9 70 F         4
Luncheon Hill 16 18 64 SW 20 30 18 7 25 F         3
Devonport Airport 18 21 53 WSW 20 35 21 9 95 F         6
Sheffield 16 21 43 SW 15 30 21 8 50 F         7
Central North Low Head 19 20 64 WNW 30 50 20 9 75 F         5
Launceston 15 25 36 WSW 15 20 25 9 80 F         11
Cressy 15 24 36 SE 5 15 24 9 90 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
North East Scottsdale 14 22 46 WSW 15 25 22 8 60 F         6
Eddystone Point 11 21 56 W 25 40 22 9 85 F         6
East Coast St Helens 11 21 46 S 5 15 23 10 105 F         6
Fingal 13 23 38 SW 15 20 23 9 130 F         9
Friendly Beaches 11 21 43 SW 15 25 23 9 70 F         7
Orford 12 21 53 SW 15 25 21 10 100 F         6
Midlands Ross 15 24 31 SSW 15 25 24 10 145 F         14
Tunnack 13 19 49 WSW 20 30 19 8 65 F         6
Upper Derwent Valley Ouse 14 22 41 WSW 20 30 22 10 125 F         10
Bushy Park 15 22 38 WSW 15 30 22 10 125 F         10
Moogara 14 17 55 WSW 20 30 17 8 45 F         4
Hollow Tree 14 20 46 WSW 20 30 20 10 125 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
South East Campania 12 22 46 WSW 20 30 22 10 140 F         9
Hobart Airport 13 21 53 SSW 20 30 21 10 145 F         6
Hobart 11 19 60 WSW 15 30 20 8 105 F         3
Mount Wellington 12 11 71 WSW 30 50 12 6 5 F         2
Taranna 14 20 56 SSW 35 55 20 9 90 F         7
Grove 14 20 46 WSW 20 35 20 10 100 F         8
Geeveston 16 19 46 WSW 15 25 19 9 65 F         6
Southport 14 19 52 SW 20 30 19 8 45 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 15 15 63 SW 20 35 16 4 10 F         2
Liawenee 15 16 48 SW 20 30 16 8 45 F         5
Lake St Clair 14 15 63 WSW 20 30 17 4 5 F         2
Butlers Gorge 15 16 59 WSW 20 35 16 6 25 F         3
Western Savage River 15 17 68 SW 15 30 17 3 5 F         1
Strahan 15 18 64 WSW 15 25 18 5 35 F         2
Hazel Hill 15 19 56 WSW 15 25 19 4 15 F         2
Maydena 14 18 52 WSW 20 30 19 8 50 F         5
Scotts Peak 15 18 56 WSW 20 30 18 6 20 F         3
Warra 14 16 63 WSW 20 30 16 5 15 F         2

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.