IDT13132

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Tasmania

Fire Weather Forecast for Tasmania
for Sunday 25 February 2024

Issued at 4:00 pm EDT on Thursday 22 February 2024.

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 14 8 21 0  
Flinders   Moderate 19 9 34 0  
Central Coast   Moderate 13 6 35 0  
Latrobe   Moderate 19 6 34 0  
Kentish   Moderate 16 5 35 0  
Burnie City   Moderate 14 6 18 0  
Devonport City   No Rating 10 6 45 0  
Circular Head   Moderate 16 7 35 0  
West Tamar   Moderate 18 6 31 0  
Launceston City   Moderate 18 6 24 0  
George Town   Moderate 20 7 6 0  
Dorset   Moderate 17 9 1 0  
Break O'Day   Moderate 18 9 26 0  
Glamorgan-Spring Bay   High 24 9 40 0  
Sorell   Moderate 22 8 37 0  
Northern Midlands   Moderate 22 8 32 0  
Southern Midlands   High 24 8 31 0  
Upper Derwent Valley Moderate NA 19 7 0 0  
Tasman   Moderate 21 7 40 0  
Kingborough   Moderate 21 7 46 0  
Clarence City   Moderate 21 8 36 0  
Glenorchy City   Moderate 17 7 16 0  
Hobart City   Moderate 18 7 7 0  
Brighton   Moderate 22 7 32 0  
Meander Valley   Moderate 16 6 24 0  
Central Highlands   Moderate 20 8 27 0  
Huon Valley   High 29 6 43 0  
Waratah-Wynyard   Moderate 14 7 38 0  
West Coast   Moderate 20 6 30 0  
Derwent Valley   Moderate 19 7 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 weather alert 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.

Sunday

Light showers developing about the west during the day, then possibly extending to the south in the evening. Otherwise fine. Northwesterly winds shifting southwesterly during the evening.

Detailed Forecast
for Sunday 25 February 2024

Issued at 4:00 pm EDT on Thursday 22 February 2024.

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 79% 14 0     0     0    
Shrubland 16% 8 0     0     0    
Forest 5% 27 2 13 6 0     0    
District Summary   2 13 6 0     0    
Furneaux Islands Shrubland 35% 10 0     0     0    
Grassland 33% 14 0     0     0    
Forest 31% 19 0     0     0    
District Summary   0     0     0    
North West Coast Forest 52% 16 0     0     0    
Grassland 38% 8 0     0     0    
Shrubland 5% 10 0     0     0    
Buttongrass 4% 19 0     0     0    
Woodland 1% 7 0     0     0    
Pine 0% 22 0     0     0    
District Summary   0     0     0    
Central North Grassland 56% 14 0     0     0    
Forest 41% 21 0     0     0    
Woodland 2% 7 0     0     0    
Shrubland 1% 10 0     0     0    
Pine 0% 30 < 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 65% 18 1 3 13 0     0    
Grassland 29% 15 0     0     0    
Shrubland 4% 15 < 1 NA NA 0     0    
Buttongrass 1% 22 0     0     0    
Woodland 0% 6 0     0     0    
Pine 0% 15 < 1 NA NA 0     0    
District Summary   1 3 13 0     0    
East Coast Forest 75% 24 11 13 5 0     0    
Grassland 23% 17 0     0     0    
Shrubland 2% 9 0     0     0    
Woodland 0% 7 0     0     0    
Pine 0% 6 0     0     0    
District Summary   11 13 5 0     0    
Midlands Grassland 68% 16 0     0     0    
Forest 32% 25 8 13 5 0     0    
Shrubland 0% 6 0     0     0    
District Summary   8 13 5 0     0    
Upper Derwent Valley Forest 53% 20 < 1 NA NA 0     0    
Grassland 46% 18 0     0     0    
Woodland 0% 7 0     0     0    
Shrubland 0% 9 0     0     0    
Pine 0% 27 < 1 NA NA 0     0    
Buttongrass 0% 18 0     0     0    
District Summary   1 12 7 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 61% 21 1 14 4 0     0    
Grassland 30% 17 0     0     0    
Woodland 4% 8 0     0     0    
Shrubland 2% 11 0     0     0    
Buttongrass 2% 21 < 1 NA NA 0     0    
Pine 0% 39 < 1 NA NA 0     0    
District Summary   1 11 8 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 64% 21 2 13 6 0     0    
Grassland 18% 12 0     0     0    
Shrubland 10% 5 0     0     0    
Buttongrass 6% 20 0     0     0    
District Summary   2 13 6 0     0    
Western Forest 50% 6 < 1 NA NA 0     0    
Buttongrass 41% 29 7 9 12 0     0    
Shrubland 8% 6 0     0     0    
Grassland 0% 6 0     0     0    
Woodland 0% 4 0     0     0    
Pine 0% 15 < 1 NA NA 0     0    
District Summary   7 9 12 0     0    

Weather Information
for Sunday 25 February 2024

Issued at 4:00 pm EDT on Thursday 22 February 2024.

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 49-53 W 15-25 20-35 W 40 1200 0 0.0-0.0
Furneaux Islands 24-25 53-58 W 20-25 30-35 W 40 1300 0 0.0-0.0
North West Coast 21-22 49-55 W 20-25 25-35 W 45 1600 0 0.0-0.0
Central North 22-24 42-50 NW 15-25 25-35 W 40 1600 0 0.0-0.0
North East 22-24 43-54 NW 15-25 20-35 W 40 1400 0 0.0-0.0
East Coast 23-25 34-38 W 20-25 25-35 W 45 1900 0 0.0-0.0
Midlands 23-24 37-40 NW 20-25 30-35 NW 50 2000 0 0.0-0.0
Upper Derwent Valley 21-23 41-45 W 15-25 20-35 W 50 2000 0 0.0-0.0
South East 22-24 38-45 W 15-25 25-35 W 50 2000 0 0.0-1.0
Central Plateau 16-19 41-55 W 20-25 30-35 NW 45 2000 0 0.0-0.0
Western 19-20 56-63 NW 20-30 30-45 NW 55 1700 0 0.0-3.0
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