Fire Weather Forecast Summary for Northern Territory

IDD10721

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Northern Territory

Fire Weather Forecast for the Northern Territory
for Tuesday 21 May 2019

Issued at 5:30 am CST on Tuesday 21 May 2019.

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 3 Low-Moderate 100  
Northern Fire Protection Area 2 Low-Moderate 100  
Daly South 1 Low-Moderate 100  
Tiwi 1 Low-Moderate 100  
Arnhem West 3 Low-Moderate 100  
Arnhem East 1 Low-Moderate 100  
Katherine Fire Protection Area 3 Low-Moderate 100  
Carpentaria West 5 Low-Moderate 100  
Carpentaria East 1 Low-Moderate 100  
Gregory North West 2 Low-Moderate 100  
Gregory South East 5 Low-Moderate 100  
Barkly North 8 Low-Moderate 100  
Barkly South 3 Low-Moderate 100  
Alice Springs Fire Protection Area 7 Low-Moderate 100  
Simpson West 7 Low-Moderate 100  
Simpson East 3 Low-Moderate 100  
Lasseter West 5 Low-Moderate 100  
Lasseter East 4 Low-Moderate 100  
Tanami North 8 Low-Moderate 100  
Tanami South 8 Low-Moderate 100  

* 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.

Tuesday

Light to moderate southeast to northeast winds, fresh and gusty at times during the morning north of Barrow Creek. A slight chance of showers the northeast Arnhem District. Mostly sunny elsewhere.

District Weather Elements
for Tuesday 21 May 2019

Issued at 5:30 am CST on Tuesday 21 May 2019.

Fire Area TAL cHaines Prob Rain >5mm 1500m Wind (km/h) 3000m Wind (km/h) Mix Height (m)
Darwin and Adelaide River 0 5 < 5 ESE 55 E 35 2200
Northern Fire Protection Area 0 5 < 5 ESE 55 E 30 2400
Daly South 0 6 0 ESE 30 ESE 25 2600
Tiwi 0 5 < 5 E 50 E 45 1600
Arnhem West 0 5 < 5 ESE 50 ESE 30 2300
Arnhem East 0 4 < 5 ESE 35 SE 40 1800
Katherine Fire Protection Area 0 5 0 ESE 45 ESE 20 2500
Carpentaria West 0 6 0 ESE 35 SE 20 2800
Carpentaria East 0 5 0 ESE 30 SSE 25 2500
Gregory North West 0 7 0 E 40 ESE 15 2800
Gregory South East 0 7 0 E 35 ESE 15 3100
Barkly North 0 6 0 ESE 30 SSE 20 2700
Barkly South 0 9 0 ESE 25 SSW 25 2600
Alice Springs Fire Protection Area 0 9 0 ESE 20 SSE 25 3300
Simpson West 0 9 0 ESE 20 SSE 25 3200
Simpson East 0 8 0 E 20 SSE 25 2600
Lasseter West 0 12 0 NE 10 W 15 3500
Lasseter East 0 8 0 NW 10 WSW 15 3500
Tanami North 0 9 0 E 25 ESE 15 3200
Tanami South 0 9 0 ESE 20 S 10 3400

Detailed Area Forecast
for Tuesday 21 May 2019

Issued at 5:30 am CST on Tuesday 21 May 2019.

  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 3 0     0     0     0    
Northern Fire Protection Area G 2 0     0     0     0    
Daly South G 1 0     0     0     0    
Tiwi G 1 0     0     0     0    
Arnhem West G 3 0     0     0     0    
Arnhem East G 1 0     0     0     0    
Katherine Fire Protection Area G 3 0     0     0     0    
Carpentaria West G 5 0     0     0     0    
Carpentaria East G 1 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 2 0     0     0     0    
Gregory South East G 5 0     0     0     0    
Barkly North G 8 0     0     0     0    
Barkly South G 3 0     0     0     0    
Alice Springs Fire Protection Area G 7 0     0     0     0    
Simpson West G 7 0     0     0     0    
Simpson East G 3 0     0     0     0    
Lasseter West G 5 0     0     0     0    
Lasseter East G 4 0     0     0     0    
Tanami North G 8 0     0     0     0    
Tanami South G 8 0     0     0     0    

Location Forecasts at Time of Maximum Fire Danger
for Tuesday 21 May 2019

Issued at 5:30 am CST on Tuesday 21 May 2019.

  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 11 31 49 ESE 30 45 34 60 12.0 G         3
Darwin Airport 09 29 62 ESE 30 50 33 60 9.0 G         2
Middle Point 10 30 59 ESE 30 50 35 60 11.0 G         2
Noonamah Airport 12 34 39 ESE 30 45 35 60 9.5 G         3
Northern Fire Protection Area Douglas River 13 35 32 ESE 25 35 35 60 6.0 G         2
Point Stuart 15 33 53 ENE 20 35 33 60 6.0 G         1
Daly South Bradshaw 15 37 24 ESE 20 35 37 60 4.5 G         1
Wadeye 15 35 32 NNE 20 30 35 55 6.0 G         1
Tiwi Pirlangimpi 15 33 46 E 30 45 33 55 6.0 G         1
Arnhem West Central Arnhem Plateau 09 26 61 ESE 35 60 32 65 6.0 G         2
Jabiru Airport 12 33 39 ESE 30 45 34 65 6.0 G         3
Arnhem East Bulman 10 30 55 ESE 25 40 33 65 6.0 G         2
Nhulunbuy Airport 15 29 66 ESE 35 55 30 50 6.0 G         0
Katherine Fire Protection Area Katherine Airport 12 33 36 ESE 30 45 35 65 6.0 G         3
Carpentaria West Daly Waters 15 35 25 SE 25 35 35 70 6.0 G         5
Carpentaria East Borroloola 15 33 36 E 20 35 34 50 6.0 G         0
  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 11 32 38 E 30 45 35 70 4.0 G         3
Victoria River Downs 16 36 21 SE 20 30 36 70 4.0 G         3
Barkly North Brunette Downs 10 28 37 E 25 45 33 100 2.0 G         6
Barkly South Tennant Creek 09 25 44 E 30 45 31 95 2.0 G         6
Alice Springs Fire Protection Area Alice Springs Airport 15 28 23 SE 20 30 28 100 2.0 G         6
Simpson West Jervois 15 29 25 ESE 20 30 29 45 2.5 G         0
Lasseter East Yulara Airport 15 30 25 ENE 5 10 30 90 2.0 G         1
Tanami North Rabbit Flat 10 29 35 ENE 25 40 33 95 2.0 G         6
Tanami South Yuendumu 09 22 46 ENE 25 40 29 100 2.0 G         5

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.