IDT13133

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Tasmania

Fire Weather Forecast for Tasmania
for Thursday 9 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 17 6 0 0  
Flinders   Moderate 21 4 0 0  
Central Coast   Moderate 12 1 17 0  
Latrobe   Moderate 23 1 23 0  
Kentish   Moderate 15 1 19 0  
Burnie City   Moderate 12 2 9 0  
Devonport City   Moderate 20 1 19 0  
Circular Head   Moderate 17 3 22 0  
West Tamar   Moderate 23 1 9 0  
Launceston City   Moderate 23 3 13 0  
George Town   High 25 2 0 0  
Dorset   High 24 4 9 0  
Break O'Day   Moderate 20 3 9 0  
Glamorgan-Spring Bay   Moderate 19 3 15 0  
Sorell   Moderate 17 2 27 0  
Northern Midlands   Moderate 21 4 23 0  
Southern Midlands   Moderate 19 4 23 0  
Upper Derwent Valley Moderate NA 19 4 28 0  
Tasman   Moderate 18 2 0 0  
Kingborough   Moderate 17 2 16 0  
Clarence City   Moderate 21 2 17 0  
Glenorchy City   Moderate 16 2 18 0  
Hobart City   Moderate 17 2 5 0  
Brighton   Moderate 20 2 20 0  
Meander Valley   Moderate 15 4 13 0  
Central Highlands   Moderate 18 5 23 0  
Huon Valley   Moderate 16 4 31 0  
Waratah-Wynyard   Moderate 12 3 35 0  
West Coast   Moderate 15 3 21 0  
Derwent Valley   Moderate 15 2 23 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

Partly cloudy, with the chance of showers about the north and west. East to northeasterly winds in the north and along the east coast. Light winds elsewhere, with afternoon sea breezes.

Detailed Forecast
for Thursday 9 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% 13 0     0     0    
Shrubland 22% 18 0     0     0    
Forest 6% 18 < 1 NA NA 0     0    
Woodland 0% 6 0     0     0    
Pine 0% 28 < 1 NA NA 0     0    
District Summary   < 1 NA NA 0     0    
Furneaux Islands Shrubland 44% 19 < 1 NA NA 0     0    
Grassland 33% 9 0     0     0    
Forest 18% 22 < 1 NA NA 0     0    
Woodland 0% 6 0     0     0    
Pine 0% 30 < 1 NA NA 0     0    
Buttongrass 0% 20 0     0     0    
District Summary   1 9 7 0     0    
North West Coast Forest 57% 15 < 1 NA NA 0     0    
Grassland 25% 7 0     0     0    
Shrubland 6% 27 2 11 8 0     0    
Buttongrass 4% 19 < 1 NA NA 0     0    
Woodland 2% 6 0     0     0    
Pine 2% 15 0     0     0    
District Summary   2 11 8 0     0    
Central North Forest 45% 24 5 13 6 0     0    
Grassland 38% 12 0     0     0    
Woodland 4% 8 0     0     0    
Shrubland 2% 25 < 1 NA NA 0     0    
Pine 2% 32 2 11 10 0     0    
District Summary   8 11 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
North East Forest 68% 21 2 13 6 0     0    
Grassland 18% 8 0     0     0    
Pine 7% 27 3 13 7 0     0    
Shrubland 4% 23 < 1 NA NA 0     0    
Woodland 0% 6 0     0     0    
Buttongrass 0% 16 0     0     0    
District Summary   6 13 7 0     0    
East Coast Forest 79% 20 < 1 NA NA 0     0    
Grassland 16% 10 0     0     0    
Shrubland 2% 24 < 1 NA NA 0     0    
Woodland 0% 6 0     0     0    
Pine 0% 15 0     0     0    
District Summary   < 1 NA NA 0     0    
Midlands Grassland 56% 11 0     0     0    
Forest 38% 22 2 16 3 0     0    
Woodland 0% 7 0     0     0    
Shrubland 0% 14 0     0     0    
Pine 0% 28 < 1 NA NA 0     0    
District Summary   3 14 6 0     0    
Upper Derwent Valley Forest 51% 19 0     0     0    
Grassland 36% 15 0     0     0    
Pine 9% 28 3 14 6 0     0    
Woodland 2% 7 0     0     0    
Shrubland 0% 6 0     0     0    
District Summary   3 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% 14 < 1 NA NA 0     0    
Buttongrass 0% 15 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% 19 < 1 NA NA 0     0    
Grassland 12% 8 0     0     0    
Shrubland 8% 7 0     0     0    
Buttongrass 4% 15 0     0     0    
Pine 0% 6 0     0     0    
District Summary   < 1 NA NA 0     0    
Western Forest 51% 4 0     0     0    
Buttongrass 37% 16 0     0     0    
Shrubland 8% 12 0     0     0    
Grassland 0% 6 0     0     0    
Woodland 0% 6 0     0     0    
Pine 0% 6 0     0     0    
District Summary   0     0     0    

Weather Information
for Thursday 9 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 22-23 60-62 E 25-30 35-40 NE 25 1300 0 0.0-0.0
Furneaux Islands 23-23 51-54 E 20-25 30-35 N 25 1500 0 0.0-0.0
North West Coast 21-23 47-53 E 15-25 25-35 NE 25 1800 0 0.0-0.0
Central North 24-25 38-42 N 10-20 15-30 NE 15 2200 0 0.0-0.0
North East 22-24 42-48 NE 10-20 15-25 NE 15 2100 0 0.0-0.0
East Coast 21-23 41-49 NE 10-20 15-30 NW 15 2000 0 0.0-0.0
Midlands 23-24 37-40 N 10-20 15-25 N 15 2300 0 0.0-0.0
Upper Derwent Valley 24-26 36-41 SE 10-15 15-25 NW 15 2500 0 0.0-0.0
South East 22-24 43-48 N 10-20 15-25 W 15 2100 0 0.0-0.0
Central Plateau 19-22 40-47 N 10-15 15-25 N 15 2600 0 0.0-0.0
Western 21-22 48-52 NE 10-15 15-25 NW 20 2100 0 0.0-0.0
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