IDT13132

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Tasmania

Fire Weather Forecast for Tasmania
for Thursday 1 December 2022

Issued at 4:00 pm EDT on Monday 28 November 2022.

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   No Rating 6 7 0 0  
Flinders   Moderate 14 5 24 0  
Central Coast   Moderate 12 5 81 0  
Latrobe   Moderate 14 6 36 0  
Kentish   Moderate 12 4 54 0  
Burnie City   Moderate 12 3 34 0  
Devonport City   No Rating 6 5 2 0  
Circular Head   Moderate 14 5 0 0  
West Tamar   Moderate 14 6 26 0  
Launceston City   Moderate 13 3 28 0  
George Town   Moderate 13 6 30 0  
Dorset   Moderate 12 5 15 0  
Break O'Day   Moderate 12 2 8 0  
Glamorgan-Spring Bay   Moderate 13 2 10 0  
Sorell   Moderate 14 0 0 0  
Northern Midlands   Moderate 14 3 23 0  
Southern Midlands   Moderate 13 2 21 0  
Upper Derwent Valley Moderate NA 14 1 29 0  
Tasman   Moderate 15 0 0 0  
Kingborough   Moderate 17 0 17 0  
Clarence City   Moderate 15 0 4 0  
Glenorchy City   Moderate 13 0 20 0  
Hobart City   Moderate 14 0 15 0  
Brighton   Moderate 14 0 39 0  
Meander Valley   Moderate 12 4 35 0  
Central Highlands   Moderate 14 4 20 0  
Huon Valley   No Rating 11 0 24 0  
Waratah-Wynyard   No Rating 9 2 23 0  
West Coast   No Rating 8 2 11 0  
Derwent Valley   Moderate 12 0 26 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.

Thursday

Isolated showers, clearing from the southwest, whilst increasing about the northeast. Southwesterly winds, tending southeasterly about the east, and becoming variable in the evening.

Detailed Forecast
for Thursday 1 December 2022

Issued at 4:00 pm EDT on Monday 28 November 2022.

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 65% 5 0     0     0    
Mallee Heath 26% 7 0     0     0    
Forest 6% 14 0     0     0    
Pine 1% 17 0     0     0    
Woodland 0% 10 0     0     0    
District Summary   0     0     0    
Furneaux Islands Mallee Heath 45% 12 0     0     0    
Grassland 30% 6 0     0     0    
Forest 23% 16 0     0     0    
Woodland 0% 9 0     0     0    
Pine 0% 6 0     0     0    
Buttongrass 0% 15 0     0     0    
District Summary   0     0     0    
North West Coast Forest 60% 13 < 1 NA NA 0     0    
Grassland 22% 6 < 1 NA NA 0     0    
Mallee Heath 5% 24 < 1 NA NA 0     0    
Buttongrass 4% 19 < 1 NA NA 0     0    
Woodland 2% 6 0     0     0    
Pine 2% 6 0     0     0    
District Summary   < 1 NA NA 0     0    
Central North Forest 49% 14 0     0     0    
Grassland 36% 6 0     0     0    
Woodland 4% 6 0     0     0    
Pine 2% 6 < 1 NA NA 0     0    
Mallee Heath 1% 14 0     0     0    
District Summary   < 1 NA NA 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
North East Forest 72% 12 0     0     0    
Grassland 16% 6 0     0     0    
Pine 6% 4 0     0     0    
Mallee Heath 4% 9 0     0     0    
Woodland 0% 1 0     0     0    
Buttongrass 0% 13 0     0     0    
District Summary   0     0     0    
East Coast Forest 80% 13 < 1 NA NA 0     0    
Grassland 15% 6 0     0     0    
Mallee Heath 2% 14 0     0     0    
Woodland 0% 6 0     0     0    
Pine 0% 6 0     0     0    
District Summary   < 1 NA NA 0     0    
Midlands Grassland 54% 6 0     0     0    
Forest 41% 14 0     0     0    
Woodland 0% 5 0     0     0    
Mallee Heath 0% 10 0     0     0    
Pine 0% 5 0     0     0    
District Summary   0     0     0    
Upper Derwent Valley Forest 56% 16 0     0     0    
Grassland 34% 6 0     0     0    
Pine 7% 6 0     0     0    
Woodland 2% 6 0     0     0    
Mallee Heath 0% 3 0     0     0    
District Summary   0     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 73% 15 < 1 NA NA 0     0    
Grassland 12% 6 0     0     0    
Woodland 8% 6 0     0     0    
Mallee Heath 3% 25 < 1 NA NA 0     0    
Pine 0% 6 0     0     0    
Buttongrass 0% 18 0     0     0    
District Summary   1 10 9 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 74% 14 0     0     0    
Grassland 11% 7 0     0     0    
Mallee Heath 8% 6 0     0     0    
Buttongrass 3% 10 0     0     0    
Woodland 0% 1 0     0     0    
Pine 0% 6 0     0     0    
District Summary   0     0     0    
Western Forest 54% 0 0     0     0    
Buttongrass 34% 9 0     0     0    
Mallee Heath 8% 0 0     0     0    
Grassland 0% 5 0     0     0    
Woodland 0% 4 0     0     0    
Pine 0% 6 0     0     0    
District Summary   0     0     0    

Weather Information
for Thursday 1 December 2022

Issued at 4:00 pm EDT on Monday 28 November 2022.

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 18-18 60-62 SW 15-20 20-25 SW 30 1600 0 0.0-0.0
Furneaux Islands 18-18 55-58 SW 20-25 25-35 SW 25 1600 0 0.0-1.0
North West Coast 18-20 38-42 SW 20-30 30-40 SW 30 2200 0 0.0-0.0
Central North 20-20 40-43 N 15-20 20-25 SW 15 2400 0 0.0-1.0
North East 16-18 49-56 SE 10-15 20-20 NW 15 2200 0 0.0-3.0
East Coast 15-17 41-46 SW 15-20 20-25 W 25 2200 0 0.0-1.0
Midlands 16-19 39-42 SW 15-20 20-25 W 25 2300 0 0.0-0.0
Upper Derwent Valley 16-18 38-44 W 15-20 20-25 W 30 2200 0 0.0-0.0
South East 15-16 42-48 SW 20-25 25-35 W 30 2100 0 0.0-0.0
Central Plateau 14-16 42-47 SW 15-20 25-30 W 25 2300 0 0.0-1.0
Western 15-17 45-49 SW 15-25 25-30 W 25 2000 0 0.0-0.0
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