IDT13130

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Tasmania

Fire Weather Forecast for Tasmania
for Monday 6 February 2023

Issued at 4:56 pm EDT on Sunday 5 February 2023.

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

Summary

Fire Weather District District Rating Max Sub Area Rating District FBI cHaines Wind Change Danger Index TAL Minor Fuel Type Rating >= Extreme
King Island   Moderate 12 7 0 0  
Flinders   High 29 8 0 0  
Central Coast   No Rating 11 8 0 0  
Latrobe   High 31 8 0 0  
Kentish   Moderate 17 8 0 0  
Burnie City   No Rating 11 8 0 0  
Devonport City   Moderate 23 8 0 0  
Circular Head   Moderate 18 7 0 0  
West Tamar   High 28 8 0 0  
Launceston City   High 30 7 13 0  
George Town   High 36 8 0 0  
Dorset   High 33 8 1 0  
Break O'Day   Moderate 22 7 22 0  
Glamorgan-Spring Bay   Moderate 13 5 16 0  
Sorell   Moderate 13 5 0 0  
Northern Midlands   High 27 5 16 0  
Southern Midlands   Moderate 21 6 0 0  
Upper Derwent Valley High NA 25 6 0 0  
Tasman   Moderate 12 4 35 0  
Kingborough   Moderate 19 6 30 0  
Clarence City   Moderate 22 5 0 0  
Glenorchy City   Moderate 14 6 23 0  
Hobart City   Moderate 17 6 0 0  
Brighton   High 24 6 0 0  
Meander Valley   Moderate 17 6 0 0  
Central Highlands   Moderate 22 5 0 0  
Huon Valley   High 28 4 0 0  
Waratah-Wynyard   No Rating 10 8 0 0  
West Coast   Moderate 19 2 0 0  
Derwent Valley   Moderate 21 5 0 0  

Note

Fire Weather District Ratings are provided in conjunction with Fire Authorities.
District FBI (Fire Behaviour Index) is the representative peak FBI in the district. 10% of the Fire Weather District has a max FBI higher than this value.
When the table is expanded the forecast elements in the expanded rows apply to the relevant Sub Area rather than district.
Red cells indicate the value exceeds the red flag threshold. For c-Haines this is the 95th percentile climatological value, for WCDI this is a value over 40, for Minor Fuel Type Rating this indicates Extreme or higher whilst the district rating is less than Extreme.

Monday

A strong temperature inversion forming during Sunday evening, tending to suppress fire activity, but persistent southerly winds unlikely to lead to local smoke accumulation.

Detailed Forecast
for Monday 6 February 2023

Issued at 4:56 pm EDT on Sunday 5 February 2023.

Fire Weather District Fuel Type and Coverage FBI FBI >= 24 FBI >= 50 FBI >= 100
Cover (%) From Dur Cover (%) From Dur Cover (%) From Dur
King Island Grassland 69% 11 0     0     0    
Shrubland 22% 13 0     0     0    
Forest 6% 15 0     0     0    
Woodland 0% 6 0     0     0    
Pine 0% 14 < 1 NA NA 0     0    
District Summary   < 1 NA NA 0     0    
Furneaux Islands Shrubland 44% 31 43 11 7 < 1 NA NA 0    
Grassland 33% 11 1 14 4 0     0    
Forest 18% 23 2 13 6 0     0    
Woodland 0% 6 0     0     0    
Pine 0% 18 0     0     0    
Buttongrass 0% 24 < 1 NA NA 0     0    
District Summary   47 11 8 < 1 NA NA 0    
North West Coast Forest 57% 14 1 13 6 0     0    
Grassland 25% 8 0     0     0    
Shrubland 6% 24 < 1 NA NA 0     0    
Buttongrass 4% 21 0     0     0    
Woodland 2% 7 0     0     0    
Pine 2% 18 < 1 NA NA 0     0    
District Summary   2 11 8 0     0    
Central North Forest 45% 30 26 13 6 0     0    
Grassland 38% 14 0     0     0    
Woodland 4% 9 0     0     0    
Shrubland 2% 43 1 11 11 0     0    
Pine 2% 41 2 10 14 < 1 NA NA 0    
District Summary   29 11 11 < 1 NA NA 0    
Fire Weather District Fuel Type and Coverage FBI FBI >= 24 FBI >= 50 FBI >= 100
Cover (%) From Dur Cover (%) From Dur Cover (%) From Dur
North East Forest 68% 28 17 13 6 0     0    
Grassland 18% 10 < 1 NA NA 0     0    
Pine 7% 36 4 12 10 0     0    
Shrubland 4% 42 2 11 12 < 1 NA NA 0    
Woodland 0% 7 0     0     0    
Buttongrass 0% 19 0     0     0    
District Summary   23 12 10 < 1 NA NA 0    
East Coast Forest 79% 19 3 15 4 0     0    
Grassland 16% 11 0     0     0    
Shrubland 2% 14 0     0     0    
Woodland 0% 7 0     0     0    
Pine 0% 7 0     0     0    
District Summary   3 15 4 0     0    
Midlands Grassland 56% 13 0     0     0    
Forest 38% 30 11 13 6 0     0    
Woodland 0% 7 0     0     0    
Shrubland 0% 37 < 1 NA NA 0     0    
Pine 0% 38 < 1 NA NA 0     0    
District Summary   11 11 10 0     0    
Upper Derwent Valley Forest 51% 24 6 13 6 0     0    
Grassland 36% 18 0     0     0    
Pine 9% 36 6 11 11 0     0    
Woodland 2% 8 0     0     0    
Shrubland 0% 14 0     0     0    
District Summary   12 11 11 0     0    
Fire Weather District Fuel Type and Coverage FBI FBI >= 24 FBI >= 50 FBI >= 100
Cover (%) From Dur Cover (%) From Dur Cover (%) From Dur
South East Forest 70% 16 1 12 8 0     0    
Grassland 14% 15 0     0     0    
Woodland 8% 8 0     0     0    
Shrubland 3% 38 2 10 11 0     0    
Pine 0% 7 0     0     0    
Buttongrass 0% 30 < 1 NA NA 0     0    
District Summary   4 10 11 0     0    
Fire Weather District Fuel Type and Coverage FBI FBI >= 24 FBI >= 50 FBI >= 100
Cover (%) From Dur Cover (%) From Dur Cover (%) From Dur
Central Plateau Forest 70% 23 7 13 6 0     0    
Grassland 12% 10 0     0     0    
Shrubland 8% 13 0     0     0    
Buttongrass 4% 20 0     0     0    
Pine 0% 15 0     0     0    
District Summary   7 13 6 0     0    
Western Forest 51% 1 < 1 NA NA 0     0    
Buttongrass 37% 27 5 8 16 0     0    
Shrubland 8% 15 < 1 NA NA 0     0    
Grassland 0% 6 0     0     0    
Woodland 0% 6 0     0     0    
Pine 0% 7 0     0     0    
District Summary   6 8 16 0     0    

Weather Information
for Monday 6 February 2023

Issued at 4:56 pm EDT on Sunday 5 February 2023.

Fire Weather District Max Temp
(deg C)
Min RH
(%)
Wind (km/h) 1500 m Wind (km/h) Mix Height
(m AMSL)
TAL Rainfall
(mm)
Dir Speed Gust Dir Speed
King Island 21-21 54-56 SW 20-25 30-35 SW 35 1500 0 0.0-0.0
Furneaux Islands 22-23 51-55 W 30-40 45-50 W 40 1300 0 0.0-0.0
North West Coast 20-23 40-54 SW 20-30 30-40 SW 35 1800 0 0.0-0.0
Central North 25-26 32-36 W 15-25 20-35 SW 25 2300 0 0.0-0.0
North East 25-26 37-42 W 15-25 20-35 SW 25 2400 0 0.0-0.0
East Coast 22-25 35-40 W 15-20 20-30 W 30 2400 0 0.0-0.0
Midlands 22-25 32-43 W 15-30 25-40 W 35 2300 0 0.0-0.0
Upper Derwent Valley 19-21 46-51 W 20-30 30-40 W 50 2200 0 0.0-1.0
South East 20-23 43-50 W 20-30 30-45 W 55 2100 0 0.0-1.0
Central Plateau 15-18 49-62 W 25-30 35-45 W 40 2300 0 0.0-2.0
Western 17-19 58-65 W 25-35 30-45 W 45 1900 0 0.0-5.0
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