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 Sunday 5 February 2023.

District Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday
Darwin and Adelaide River No Rating 6
No Rating 6
No Rating 6
No Rating 6
Northern Fire Protection Zone No Rating 7
No Rating 6
No Rating 7
No Rating 7
Daly South No Rating 8
No Rating 7
No Rating 8
No Rating 7
Tiwi No Rating 6
No Rating 6
No Rating 6
No Rating 6
Arnhem West No Rating 8
No Rating 7
No Rating 8
No Rating 7
Arnhem East No Rating 8
No Rating 8
No Rating 8
No Rating 8
Katherine Fire Protection Zone No Rating 6
No Rating 6
No Rating 6
No Rating 6
Carpentaria West No Rating 9
No Rating 9
No Rating 8
No Rating 8
Carpentaria East Moderate 12
No Rating 10
No Rating 11
No Rating 10
Gregory North West Moderate 12
No Rating 11
No Rating 10
No Rating 11
Gregory South East Moderate 15
Moderate 13
Moderate 12
Moderate 12
Barkly North Moderate 14
Moderate 13
No Rating 11
No Rating 9
Barkly South Moderate 21
Moderate 21
Moderate 13
No Rating 11
Alice Springs Fire Protection Zone Moderate 17
Moderate 18
Moderate 20
Moderate 22
Simpson West Moderate 21
Moderate 21
Moderate 22
High 24
Simpson East Moderate 23
High 25
Moderate 19
Moderate 20
Lasseter West Moderate 22
Moderate 20
Moderate 21
Moderate 23
Lasseter East Moderate 22
Moderate 20
Moderate 23
High 26
Tanami North Moderate 17
Moderate 15
Moderate 15
Moderate 15
Tanami South Moderate 19
Moderate 16
Moderate 17
Moderate 18

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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