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 4:00 pm CST on Tuesday 18 June 2024.

District Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Darwin and Adelaide River Moderate 12
Moderate 13
Moderate 16
Moderate 15
Northern Fire Protection Zone Moderate 12
Moderate 13
Moderate 14
Moderate 14
Daly South Moderate 13
Moderate 14
Moderate 16
Moderate 17
Tiwi No Rating 6
No Rating 6
No Rating 6
No Rating 7
Arnhem West No Rating 11
Moderate 12
Moderate 14
Moderate 15
Arnhem East No Rating 9
No Rating 9
No Rating 10
No Rating 11
Katherine Fire Protection Zone Moderate 13
Moderate 13
Moderate 15
Moderate 15
Carpentaria West Moderate 12
Moderate 12
Moderate 15
Moderate 15
Carpentaria East Moderate 13
Moderate 13
Moderate 17
Moderate 18
Gregory North West Moderate 15
Moderate 16
Moderate 21
Moderate 22
Gregory South East Moderate 14
Moderate 16
Moderate 21
Moderate 21
Barkly North Moderate 15
Moderate 18
High 25
Moderate 23
Barkly South No Rating 11
Moderate 19
High 26
Moderate 23
Alice Springs Fire Protection Zone No Rating 10
No Rating 8
No Rating 8
No Rating 8
Simpson West No Rating 11
No Rating 11
No Rating 10
No Rating 10
Simpson East Moderate 14
Moderate 23
Moderate 14
Moderate 12
Lasseter West No Rating 10
Moderate 12
No Rating 11
No Rating 10
Lasseter East Moderate 12
No Rating 11
No Rating 10
No Rating 10
Tanami North No Rating 0
No Rating 0
No Rating 0
No Rating 0
Tanami South No Rating 8
No Rating 9
No Rating 10
No Rating 9

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.securent.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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