IDT13133

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Tasmania

Fire Weather Forecast for Tasmania
for Friday 19 April 2024

Issued at 4:00 pm EST on Monday 15 April 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 10 0 0  
Flinders   Moderate 14 9 28 0  
Central Coast   No Rating 10 9 26 0  
Latrobe   Moderate 15 9 36 0  
Kentish   Moderate 13 10 26 0  
Burnie City   No Rating 11 10 28 0  
Devonport City   No Rating 11 9 39 0  
Circular Head   Moderate 13 10 27 0  
West Tamar   Moderate 14 9 20 0  
Launceston City   Moderate 14 9 18 0  
George Town   Moderate 15 9 22 0  
Dorset   Moderate 14 9 28 0  
Break O'Day   Moderate 13 8 25 0  
Glamorgan-Spring Bay   Moderate 13 8 13 0  
Sorell   Moderate 14 9 2 0  
Northern Midlands   Moderate 13 9 19 0  
Southern Midlands   Moderate 13 9 5 0  
Upper Derwent Valley Moderate NA 13 9 7 0  
Tasman   Moderate 16 9 0 0  
Kingborough   Moderate 16 8 0 0  
Clarence City   Moderate 14 8 5 0  
Glenorchy City   Moderate 12 9 1 0  
Hobart City   Moderate 12 8 0 0  
Brighton   Moderate 13 9 0 0  
Meander Valley   Moderate 13 10 28 0  
Central Highlands   Moderate 13 10 6 0  
Huon Valley   Moderate 15 9 2 0  
Waratah-Wynyard   No Rating 11 10 24 0  
West Coast   Moderate 12 10 16 0  
Derwent Valley   Moderate 13 9 5 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.

Friday

Fine apart from light showers about the southwest and far south. South to southwesterly winds, with afternoon sea breezes about the north and east.

Detailed Forecast
for Friday 19 April 2024

Issued at 4:00 pm EST on Monday 15 April 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% 7 0     0     0    
Forest 5% 21 0     0     0    
District Summary   0     0     0    
Furneaux Islands Shrubland 35% 7 0     0     0    
Grassland 33% 14 0     0     0    
Forest 31% 15 0     0     0    
District Summary   0     0     0    
North West Coast Forest 52% 13 0     0     0    
Grassland 38% 10 0     0     0    
Shrubland 5% 8 0     0     0    
Buttongrass 4% 15 0     0     0    
Woodland 1% 6 0     0     0    
Pine 0% 14 0     0     0    
District Summary   0     0     0    
Central North Grassland 56% 12 0     0     0    
Forest 41% 15 0     0     0    
Woodland 2% 7 0     0     0    
Shrubland 1% 7 0     0     0    
Pine 0% 28 < 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% 14 0     0     0    
Grassland 29% 13 0     0     0    
Shrubland 4% 8 0     0     0    
Buttongrass 1% 15 0     0     0    
Woodland 0% 7 0     0     0    
Pine 0% 21 < 1 NA NA 0     0    
District Summary   < 1 NA NA 0     0    
East Coast Forest 75% 13 0     0     0    
Grassland 23% 11 0     0     0    
Shrubland 2% 9 0     0     0    
Woodland 0% 6 0     0     0    
Pine 0% 6 0     0     0    
District Summary   0     0     0    
Midlands Grassland 68% 12 0     0     0    
Forest 32% 14 0     0     0    
Shrubland 0% 4 0     0     0    
District Summary   0     0     0    
Upper Derwent Valley Forest 53% 13 0     0     0    
Grassland 46% 13 0     0     0    
Woodland 0% 6 0     0     0    
Shrubland 0% 3 0     0     0    
Pine 0% 15 0     0     0    
Buttongrass 0% 15 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 61% 15 0     0     0    
Grassland 30% 12 0     0     0    
Woodland 4% 7 0     0     0    
Shrubland 2% 10 0     0     0    
Buttongrass 2% 19 0     0     0    
Pine 0% 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
Central Plateau Forest 64% 13 0     0     0    
Grassland 18% 10 0     0     0    
Shrubland 10% 2 0     0     0    
Buttongrass 6% 14 0     0     0    
District Summary   0     0     0    
Western Forest 50% 6 0     0     0    
Buttongrass 41% 14 0     0     0    
Shrubland 8% 0 0     0     0    
Grassland 0% 6 0     0     0    
Woodland 0% 3 0     0     0    
Pine 0% 20 0     0     0    
District Summary   0     0     0    

Weather Information
for Friday 19 April 2024

Issued at 4:00 pm EST on Monday 15 April 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 18-19 49-52 S 20-25 30-35 S 25 1300 0 0.0-0.0
Furneaux Islands 18-18 53-55 S 20-25 30-35 S 25 1600 0 0.0-0.0
North West Coast 17-18 44-51 S 15-20 25-30 SW 25 1300 0 0.0-0.0
Central North 18-19 40-42 S 15-15 20-25 SW 20 1500 0 0.0-0.0
North East 18-19 42-44 S 15-20 20-25 SW 25 1600 0 0.0-0.0
East Coast 16-17 40-46 SW 15-20 20-30 S 30 1500 0 0.0-0.0
Midlands 16-18 39-42 SW 15-15 20-20 SW 30 1500 0 0.0-0.0
Upper Derwent Valley 15-17 44-47 W 15-15 20-25 SW 25 1400 0 0.0-0.0
South East 16-17 42-48 SW 15-25 25-35 SW 30 1400 0 0.0-0.0
Central Plateau 13-15 43-49 SW 15-20 20-30 S 25 1600 0 0.0-0.0
Western 14-15 55-60 W 15-20 20-30 SW 30 1300 0 0.0-0.0
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