IDT13132

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Tasmania

Fire Weather Forecast for Tasmania
for Wednesday 8 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 13 7 30 0  
Flinders   Moderate 17 1 0 0  
Central Coast   No Rating 10 0 12 0  
Latrobe   Moderate 18 0 17 0  
Kentish   Moderate 14 1 8 0  
Burnie City   No Rating 10 3 10 0  
Devonport City   Moderate 17 0 16 0  
Circular Head   Moderate 15 7 31 0  
West Tamar   Moderate 19 0 13 0  
Launceston City   Moderate 18 1 17 0  
George Town   Moderate 21 0 1 0  
Dorset   Moderate 17 0 2 0  
Break O'Day   Moderate 16 0 2 0  
Glamorgan-Spring Bay   Moderate 15 1 10 0  
Sorell   Moderate 16 1 11 0  
Northern Midlands   Moderate 17 2 22 0  
Southern Midlands   Moderate 18 2 13 0  
Upper Derwent Valley Moderate NA 22 6 10 0  
Tasman   Moderate 15 2 14 0  
Kingborough   Moderate 18 3 9 0  
Clarence City   Moderate 20 1 14 0  
Glenorchy City   Moderate 16 2 13 0  
Hobart City   Moderate 17 3 13 0  
Brighton   Moderate 21 3 1 0  
Meander Valley   Moderate 14 4 14 0  
Central Highlands   Moderate 18 6 14 0  
Huon Valley   Moderate 17 5 19 0  
Waratah-Wynyard   No Rating 9 7 22 0  
West Coast   Moderate 16 7 18 0  
Derwent Valley   Moderate 17 7 19 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.

Wednesday

Showers in the north, mainly about higher ground. Fine elsewhere. Southwest to southeasterly winds, tending east to northeasterly through Bass Strait. Afternoon sea breezes.

Detailed Forecast
for Wednesday 8 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% 14 0     0     0    
Forest 6% 16 0     0     0    
Woodland 0% 6 0     0     0    
Pine 0% 21 < 1 NA NA 0     0    
District Summary   < 1 NA NA 0     0    
Furneaux Islands Shrubland 44% 13 0     0     0    
Grassland 33% 9 0     0     0    
Forest 18% 20 < 1 NA NA 0     0    
Woodland 0% 6 0     0     0    
Pine 0% 22 0     0     0    
Buttongrass 0% 17 0     0     0    
District Summary   < 1 NA NA 0     0    
North West Coast Forest 57% 13 0     0     0    
Grassland 25% 7 0     0     0    
Shrubland 6% 13 0     0     0    
Buttongrass 4% 17 0     0     0    
Woodland 2% 6 0     0     0    
Pine 2% 14 0     0     0    
District Summary   0     0     0    
Central North Forest 45% 19 < 1 NA NA 0     0    
Grassland 38% 10 0     0     0    
Woodland 4% 7 0     0     0    
Shrubland 2% 14 0     0     0    
Pine 2% 27 < 1 NA NA 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 68% 17 < 1 NA NA 0     0    
Grassland 18% 7 0     0     0    
Pine 7% 15 < 1 NA NA 0     0    
Shrubland 4% 15 0     0     0    
Woodland 0% 6 0     0     0    
Buttongrass 0% 14 0     0     0    
District Summary   < 1 NA NA 0     0    
East Coast Forest 79% 16 0     0     0    
Grassland 16% 9 0     0     0    
Shrubland 2% 9 0     0     0    
Woodland 0% 6 0     0     0    
Pine 0% 7 0     0     0    
District Summary   0     0     0    
Midlands Grassland 56% 10 0     0     0    
Forest 38% 19 < 1 NA NA 0     0    
Woodland 0% 7 0     0     0    
Shrubland 0% 12 0     0     0    
Pine 0% 20 0     0     0    
District Summary   < 1 NA NA 0     0    
Upper Derwent Valley Forest 51% 21 1 16 3 0     0    
Grassland 36% 16 0     0     0    
Pine 9% 32 6 14 6 0     0    
Woodland 2% 7 0     0     0    
Shrubland 0% 8 0     0     0    
District Summary   7 14 6 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% 17 < 1 NA NA 0     0    
Grassland 14% 12 0     0     0    
Woodland 8% 7 0     0     0    
Shrubland 3% 11 0     0     0    
Pine 0% 15 0     0     0    
Buttongrass 0% 16 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
Central Plateau Forest 70% 17 0     0     0    
Grassland 12% 9 0     0     0    
Shrubland 8% 7 0     0     0    
Buttongrass 4% 15 0     0     0    
Pine 0% 6 0     0     0    
District Summary   0     0     0    
Western Forest 51% 5 0     0     0    
Buttongrass 37% 17 0     0     0    
Shrubland 8% 13 < 1 NA NA 0     0    
Grassland 0% 6 0     0     0    
Woodland 0% 6 0     0     0    
Pine 0% 6 0     0     0    
District Summary   < 1 NA NA 0     0    

Weather Information
for Wednesday 8 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 22-22 51-52 E 20-25 30-35 E 20 1500 0 0.0-0.0
Furneaux Islands 21-22 53-55 E 20-25 25-30 NE 10 1800 0 0.0-0.0
North West Coast 20-22 53-58 E 15-25 25-35 E 10 1900 0 0.0-1.0
Central North 22-23 44-50 SE 10-20 15-25 NW 10 2100 0 0.0-1.0
North East 19-22 51-58 E 10-15 15-20 W 10 2000 0 0.0-1.0
East Coast 18-20 45-51 E 10-15 15-25 W 20 1900 0 0.0-0.0
Midlands 20-23 39-42 SE 10-15 15-25 W 15 2200 0 0.0-0.0
Upper Derwent Valley 21-24 32-37 SE 10-20 15-25 W 15 2200 0 0.0-0.0
South East 19-20 42-45 SW 15-20 20-25 W 20 1800 0 0.0-0.0
Central Plateau 18-21 40-45 S 10-15 15-20 W 10 2400 0 0.0-1.0
Western 20-22 41-47 S 15-20 20-25 SW 10 1900 0 0.0-0.0
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