Fire Weather Forecast for Northern Western Australia

IDW15300

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Western Australia

Fire Weather Forecast for Northern WA
for Saturday 29 November 2014

Issued at 4:00 pm WST on Friday 28 November 2014.

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

Summary

District District GFDI District Rating Percent Coverage Fire Weather Warning
North Kimberley Coast 13 High 13  
West Kimberley Coast 23 High 38  
Kimberley Inland 10 Low-Moderate 100  
East Pilbara Coast 50 Severe 11 Y
West Pilbara Coast 56 Severe 26 Y
East Pilbara Inland 41 Very High 16  
Ashburton Inland 46 Very High 56  
Exmouth Gulf Coast 24 High 100  
North Interior 13 High 17  

* 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.

Saturday

A broad surface trough sits well inland from the Pilbara and Kimberley coasts, while a low is expected to deepen over the eastern Pilbara Saturday afternoon. This will result in a fresh sea breeze about the Pilbara coast and adjacent inland parts during the afternoon and early evening, with Severe FDI's forecast through this area.

District Weather Elements
for Saturday 29 November 2014

Issued at 4:00 pm WST on Friday 28 November 2014.

District TAL Prob Rain >5mm
North Kimberley Coast 2 60
West Kimberley Coast 1 30
Kimberley Inland 1 50
East Pilbara Coast 0 < 5
West Pilbara Coast 0 0
East Pilbara Inland 1 < 5
Ashburton Inland 0 0
Exmouth Gulf Coast 0 0
North Interior 1 15

Detailed District Forecast
for Saturday 29 November 2014

Issued at 4:00 pm WST on Friday 28 November 2014.

  Fuel Type Dist FDI GFDI > 32 GFDI > 50 GFDI > 75 GFDI > 100
% Start Hours % Start Hours % Start Hours % Start Hours
North Kimberley Coast G 13 0     0     0     0    
West Kimberley Coast G 23 2 12 4 0     0     0    
Kimberley Inland G 10 0     0     0     0    
East Pilbara Coast G 50 82 12 6 11 13 2 0     0    
West Pilbara Coast G 56 93 12 7 26 13 5 0     0    
East Pilbara Inland G 41 16 13 5 3 14 1 0     0    
Ashburton Inland G 46 56 13 6 3 14 1 0     0    
Exmouth Gulf Coast G 24 0     0     0     0    
North Interior G 13 0     0     0     0