Fire Weather Forecast for Central and Eastern Western Australia

IDW15500

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Western Australia

Fire Weather Forecast for Central and Eastern WA
for Thursday 21 September 2017

Issued at 4:30 am WST on Thursday 21 September 2017.

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

Summary

District District FFDI District GFDI District Rating Percent Coverage Fire Weather Warning
Gascoyne Coast 28 1 Low-Moderate 100  
Gascoyne Inland 67 5 Low-Moderate 100  
Goldfields 60 5 Severe 48 Y
Eucla 51 4 Severe 11 Y
South Interior   3 Low-Moderate 100  

* Ratings information are provided in conjunction with Fire Authorities.

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

* Percent Coverage is the percentage of the district that falls in or above the District Rating threshold.

Thursday

A cold front with a surface trough will moves over the southwest of the state during Thursday. Strong NW'ly to WNW'ly winds ahead of the front will bring dry and hot air to the Goldfields and Eucla .

District Weather Elements
for Thursday 21 September 2017

Issued at 4:30 am WST on Thursday 21 September 2017.

District TAL cHaines Prob Rain >5mm 1500m Wind (km/h) 3000m Wind (km/h) Mix Height (m)
Gascoyne Coast 0 11 < 5 W 45 WNW 55 1400
Gascoyne Inland 0 12 < 5 WNW 45 WNW 55 3600
Goldfields 0 11 < 5 WNW 60 WNW 80 3600
Eucla 0 10 0 NW 40 WNW 65 3000
South Interior 0 12 0 WNW 35 WNW 50 3700

Detailed District Forecast
for Thursday 21 September 2017

Issued at 4:30 am WST on Thursday 21 September 2017.

  Fuel Type Dist FDI FFDI > 32
GFDI > 32
FFDI > 50
GFDI > 50
FFDI > 75
GFDI > 75
FFDI > 100
GFDI > 100
% Start Hours % Start Hours % Start Hours % Start Hours
Gascoyne Coast F 28 7 13 3 0     0     0    
G 1 0     0     0     0    
Gascoyne Inland F 67 87 11 9 64 12 6 < 1 NA NA 0    
G 5 0     0     0     0    
Goldfields F 60 95 12 8 48 13 5 0     0    
G 5 0     0     0     0    
Eucla F 51 48 12 8 11 14 4 0     0    
G 4 0     0     0     0    
South Interior G 3 0     0     0     0