Fire Weather Forecast for Northern Western Australia

IDW15300

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Western Australia

Fire Weather Forecast for Northern WA
for Wednesday 23 August 2017

Issued at 4:30 am WST on Wednesday 23 August 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
North Kimberley Coast 38 17 High 65  
West Kimberley Coast 45 24 High 52  
Kimberley Inland 43 21 High 83  
East Pilbara Coast 49 5 Low-Moderate 100  
West Pilbara Coast 42 5 Low-Moderate 100  
East Pilbara Inland 51 9 Low-Moderate 100  
Ashburton Inland 34 7 Low-Moderate 100  
Exmouth Gulf Coast 27 6 Low-Moderate 100  
North Interior   8 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.

Wednesday

A surface trough will linger over the Kimberley and near the coastal Pilbara. Moderate surge in easterly winds over eastern Pilbara on Wednesday morning.

District Weather Elements
for Wednesday 23 August 2017

Issued at 4:30 am WST on Wednesday 23 August 2017.

District TAL cHaines Prob Rain >5mm 1500m Wind (km/h) 3000m Wind (km/h) Mix Height (m)
North Kimberley Coast 0 8 0 E 30 E 40 2500
West Kimberley Coast 0 10 0 E 20 E 20 2600
Kimberley Inland 0 11 0 ENE 20 E 20 3100
East Pilbara Coast 0 10 0 E 15 N 5 3000
West Pilbara Coast 0 10 0 NW 10 N 20 3100
East Pilbara Inland 0 11 0 E 10 N 15 3400
Ashburton Inland 0 11 0 WNW 15 NNW 25 3700
Exmouth Gulf Coast 0 8 0 NW 30 NNW 25 2000
North Interior 0 11 0 E 20 N 10 3200

Detailed District Forecast
for Wednesday 23 August 2017

Issued at 4:30 am WST on Wednesday 23 August 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
North Kimberley Coast F 38 33 10 7 0     0     0    
G 17 0     0     0     0    
West Kimberley Coast F 45 39 10 7 5 11 4 0     0    
G 24 4 11 3 0     0     0    
Kimberley Inland F 43 92 09 9 2 11 2 0     0    
G 21 1 11 2 0     0     0    
East Pilbara Coast F 49 88 09 8 9 11 4 0     0    
G 5 0     0     0     0    
West Pilbara Coast F 42 44 11 7 0     0     0    
G 5 0     0     0     0    
East Pilbara Inland F 51 64 09 8 13 11 4 0     0    
G 9 0     0     0     0    
Ashburton Inland F 34 19 11 6 0     0     0    
G 7 0     0     0     0    
Exmouth Gulf Coast F 27 0     0     0     0    
G 6 0     0     0     0    
North Interior G 8 0     0     0     0