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 Sunday 16 August 2020

Issued at 4:00 pm WST on Saturday 15 August 2020.

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 12 17 High 89  
Gascoyne Inland 17 22 High 82  
Goldfields 22 2 High 22  
Eucla 42 47 Very High 53  
South Interior   55 Severe 21 Y

* Ratings 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.

Sunday

A cold front will move over the Gascoyne and Goldfields during the morning, extending into the Eucla during the day. Fresh and gusty west to northwesterly winds tending west to southwesterly in the wake of the front. Winds in the Eucla district north to northeasterly during the morning. Showers contracting to the south of the state during the day. A severe FDR forecast for the South Interior.

District Weather Elements
for Sunday 16 August 2020

Issued at 4:00 pm WST on Saturday 15 August 2020.

District TAL cHaines Prob Rain >5mm 1500m Wind (km/h) 3000m Wind (km/h) Mix Height (m)
Gascoyne Coast 0 2 30 SW 30 WNW 80 2100
Gascoyne Inland 0 4 15 WSW 40 WNW 90 2300
Goldfields 0 9 10 W 55 WNW 100 2200
Eucla 0 10 < 5 NW 70 NW 85 1600
South Interior 0 10 < 5 NW 50 WNW 70 2400

Detailed District Forecast
for Sunday 16 August 2020

Issued at 4:00 pm WST on Saturday 15 August 2020.

  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 12 0     0     0     0    
G 17 0     0     0     0    
Gascoyne Inland F 17 < 1 NA NA 0     0     0    
G 22 0     0     0     0    
Goldfields F 22 < 1 NA NA 0     0     0    
G 2 0     0     0     0    
Eucla F 42 56 11 4 0     0     0    
G 47 60 10 5 5 12 1 0     0    
South Interior G 55 75 10 7 21 11 4 0     0