Northern Territory Fire Danger Ratings

On 1 September 2022, the National Council for Fire and Emergency Services launched the Australian Fire Danger Rating System.

This new system uses 4 simple ratings: moderate, high, extreme, catastrophic, to classify fire danger at fire weather districts across Australia.

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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Northern Territory

Northern Territory Fire Danger Ratings

Issued at 5:00 am CST on Wednesday 28 September 2022.

District Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Darwin and Adelaide River Moderate 22
High 25
High 29
Moderate 20
Northern Fire Protection Zone Moderate 13
Moderate 15
Moderate 16
Moderate 12
Daly South Moderate 12
Moderate 14
Moderate 15
No Rating 11
Tiwi No Rating 9
No Rating 11
No Rating 10
No Rating 9
Arnhem West Moderate 14
Moderate 16
Moderate 16
Moderate 12
Arnhem East No Rating 11
Moderate 14
Moderate 14
Moderate 12
Katherine Fire Protection Zone High 25
High 33
High 32
Moderate 18
Carpentaria West Moderate 16
Moderate 17
Moderate 18
Moderate 14
Carpentaria East Moderate 21
Moderate 19
Moderate 21
Moderate 17
Gregory North West Moderate 16
Moderate 17
Moderate 18
Moderate 15
Gregory South East High 26
Moderate 23
High 31
Moderate 21
Barkly North Moderate 20
Moderate 20
Moderate 23
Moderate 18
Barkly South Moderate 17
High 25
High 25
Moderate 18
Alice Springs Fire Protection Zone Moderate 20
Moderate 21
Moderate 19
Moderate 14
Simpson West Moderate 21
Moderate 22
Moderate 20
Moderate 15
Simpson East Moderate 21
Moderate 21
Moderate 20
Moderate 16
Lasseter West High 30
High 28
Moderate 23
Moderate 16
Lasseter East High 26
High 26
Moderate 23
Moderate 16
Tanami North High 24
High 27
High 31
Moderate 18
Tanami South High 25
High 32
High 31
Moderate 20

Code

Fire Danger Ratings
(Fire Behaviour Index - FBI)
No Rating
(< 12)
Moderate
(12-23)
High
(24-49)
Extreme
(50-99)
Catastrophic
(>= 100)

Notes

  • For all weather information, visit the Bureau of Meteorology web page at www.bom.gov.au.
  • For information on how to prepare for fires visit www.sercurent.nt.gov.au.
  • Note: On occasion Fire Danger Ratings may not adhere to FBI thresholds above due to agency discretion in setting FDRs.

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Further technical information about the expected conditions in each fire district using curing data supplied by Bushfires NT.