Fire Weather Forecast Summary for Northern Territory

IDD10721

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Northern Territory

Fire Weather Forecast for the Northern Territory
for Monday 6 December 2021

Issued at 4:00 pm CST on Sunday 5 December 2021.

Forecasts are issued regularly: Please ensure you have the latest version.

Summary

Fire Area Area GFDI Area Rating Percent Coverage Fire Weather Warning
Darwin and Adelaide River 5 Low-Moderate 100  
Northern Fire Protection Zone 4 Low-Moderate 100  
Daly South 5 Low-Moderate 100  
Tiwi 2 Low-Moderate 100  
Arnhem West 3 Low-Moderate 100  
Arnhem East 5 Low-Moderate 100  
Katherine Fire Protection Zone 5 Low-Moderate 100  
Carpentaria West 9 Low-Moderate 100  
Carpentaria East 13 High 22  
Gregory North West 9 Low-Moderate 100  
Gregory South East 13 High 24  
Barkly North 7 Low-Moderate 100  
Barkly South 7 Low-Moderate 100  
Alice Springs Fire Protection Zone 4 Low-Moderate 100  
Simpson West 6 Low-Moderate 100  
Simpson East 7 Low-Moderate 100  
Lasseter West 11 Low-Moderate 100  
Lasseter East 6 Low-Moderate 100  
Tanami North 11 Low-Moderate 100  
Tanami South 15 High 28  

* Ratings are provided in conjunction with Fire Authorities.

* Area FDI is the representative peak FDI in the area for that fuel type. 10% of the Fire area has a max FDI higher than this value.

* Percent Coverage is the percentage of the Fire Area that falls in or above the Area Rating threshold.

Monday

A slight to medium chance of showers and thunderstorms, increasing to a medium to high chance over the Daly and western Arnhem Districts. Gusty winds with thunderstorms in central and southern districts. Very hot in the Gregory, northern Tanami and southern Arnhem Districts. Light to moderate northwest to northeast winds, tending northeast to southeasterly south of Tennant Creek. Winds fresh and gusty during the morning in the Lasseter and Tanami Districts.

District Weather Elements
for Monday 6 December 2021

Issued at 4:00 pm CST on Sunday 5 December 2021.

Fire Area TAL cHaines Prob Rain >5mm 1500m Wind (km/h) 3000m Wind (km/h) Mix Height (m)
Darwin and Adelaide River 2 4 50 NE 5 ESE 15 1700
Northern Fire Protection Zone 2 4 45 NE 5 ESE 15 1800
Daly South 1 5 45 NW 5 ESE 20 1900
Tiwi 1 4 45 NNE 5 ESE 20 1700
Arnhem West 1 4 40 NE 10 ESE 15 2300
Arnhem East 1 5 25 NE 15 ESE 15 2400
Katherine Fire Protection Zone 1 5 40 ENE 10 ESE 20 2300
Carpentaria West 1 6 30 ENE 15 ESE 15 2800
Carpentaria East 1 8 15 NE 20 E 10 2900
Gregory North West 1 6 40 NNE 10 SE 20 2700
Gregory South East 1 8 35 NE 10 SE 15 3000
Barkly North 1 9 30 NE 15 ESE 15 3300
Barkly South 1 10 30 NNE 20 ENE 10 3600
Alice Springs Fire Protection Zone 1 10 30 NNE 40 W 15 3600
Simpson West 1 10 25 NNE 25 W 15 3600
Simpson East 1 9 20 N 20 WNW 15 3300
Lasseter West 1 11 15 NNE 35 W 15 4000
Lasseter East 1 10 15 NE 30 WNW 20 3800
Tanami North 1 10 30 N 20 ESE 10 3500
Tanami South 1 11 25 NNE 40 NW 10 3800

Detailed Area Forecast
for Monday 6 December 2021

Issued at 4:00 pm CST on Sunday 5 December 2021.

  Fuel Type Area FDI GFDI > 35 GFDI > 50 GFDI > 75 GFDI > 100
% Start Hours % Start Hours % Start Hours % Start Hours
Darwin and Adelaide River G 5 0     0     0     0    
Northern Fire Protection Zone G 4 0     0     0     0    
Daly South G 5 0     0     0     0    
Tiwi G 2 0     0     0     0    
Arnhem West G 3 0     0     0     0    
Arnhem East G 5 0     0     0     0    
Katherine Fire Protection Zone G 5 0     0     0     0    
Carpentaria West G 9 0     0     0     0    
Carpentaria East G 13 0     0     0     0    
  Fuel Type Area FDI GFDI > 35 GFDI > 50 GFDI > 75 GFDI > 100
% Start Hours % Start Hours % Start Hours % Start Hours
Gregory North West G 9 0     0     0     0    
Gregory South East G 13 0     0     0     0    
Barkly North G 7 0     0     0     0    
Barkly South G 7 0     0     0     0    
Alice Springs Fire Protection Zone G 4 0     0     0     0    
Simpson West G 6 0     0     0     0    
Simpson East G 7 0     0     0     0    
Lasseter West G 11 0     0     0     0    
Lasseter East G 6 0     0     0     0    
Tanami North G 11 0     0     0     0    
Tanami South G 15 0     0     0     0    

Location Forecasts at Time of Maximum Fire Danger
for Monday 6 December 2021

Issued at 4:00 pm CST on Sunday 5 December 2021.

  Regions Time Temp RH Wind (km/h) Max T Cur % Fuel
(t/Ha)
Max FDI
Fuel
Wind Change (km/h) FDI
Dir Speed Gust Dir Speed Gust Time
Darwin and Adelaide River Batchelor 15 32 56 NNW 10 15 33 80 10.0 G         3
Darwin Airport 11 33 59 NW 15 20 34 80 8.0 G         4
Middle Point 13 35 50 NNW 10 15 35 80 9.0 G         3
Noonamah Airport 12 34 50 WNW 10 15 34 80 8.0 G         3
Northern Fire Protection Zone Douglas River 14 34 50 NNW 10 15 35 85 4.5 G         2
Point Stuart 11 34 53 N 15 20 35 80 6.0 G         3
Daly South Bradshaw 11 35 47 NW 10 15 37 90 4.0 G         3
Wadeye 13 35 53 NW 15 25 35 85 3.0 G         2
Tiwi Pirlangimpi 11 34 56 W 10 15 34 80 4.0 G         1
Arnhem West Central Arnhem Plateau 15 31 52 NNE 15 20 33 80 4.0 G         2
Jabiru Airport 15 33 53 N 10 15 35 80 4.0 G         1
Arnhem East Bulman 15 38 27 NE 10 15 38 90 4.0 G         5
Nhulunbuy Airport 12 34 50 ENE 20 25 34 80 4.0 G         3
Katherine Fire Protection Zone Katherine Airport 15 36 37 E 15 20 36 90 4.0 G         6
Carpentaria West Daly Waters 13 37 29 ENE 10 15 38 90 4.0 G         4
Carpentaria East Borroloola 15 36 37 NE 25 35 37 90 4.0 G         11
  Regions Time Temp RH Wind (km/h) Max T Cur % Fuel
(t/Ha)
Max FDI
Fuel
Wind Change (km/h) FDI
Dir Speed Gust Dir Speed Gust Time
Gregory South East Delamere 15 35 37 ESE 10 15 37 93 3.5 G         3
Victoria River Downs 15 40 26 NNE 20 25 40 90 4.0 G         11
Barkly North Brunette Downs 13 38 24 ENE 20 25 39 90 2.0 G         6
Barkly South Tennant Creek 17 36 25 ENE 25 35 39 90 2.0 G         7
Alice Springs Fire Protection Zone Alice Springs Airport 10 31 29 NE 20 30 35 85 2.0 G         3
Simpson West Jervois 07 26 37 ESE 25 35 37 90 2.0 G         4
Lasseter East Yulara Airport 10 32 26 ENE 25 35 37 85 2.0 G         5
Tanami North Rabbit Flat 10 38 26 N 20 30 41 95 2.0 G         7
Tanami South Yuendumu 08 30 29 ENE 30 45 37 95 2.0 G         9

Note

Point locations are extracted from the forecast policy issued by the Bureau of Meteorology. They are designed to be representative of the area within the vicinity of the location but do not take into account local variations due to topography and elevation.