Fire Weather Forecast for Northern Western Australia

IDW15300

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Western Australia

Fire Weather Forecast for Northern WA
for Friday 27 March 2015

Issued at 4:30 am WST on Friday 27 March 2015.

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 0 Low-Moderate 100  
West Kimberley Coast 0 Low-Moderate 100  
Kimberley Inland 1 Low-Moderate 100  
East Pilbara Coast 11 Low-Moderate 100  
West Pilbara Coast 8 Low-Moderate 100  
East Pilbara Inland 0 Low-Moderate 100  
Ashburton Inland 7 Low-Moderate 100  
Exmouth Gulf Coast 5 Low-Moderate 100  
North 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.

Friday

A ridge of high pressure south of the State will produce moderate to fresh easterly winds across the Pilbara and into the southern Kimberley for the next few days. A trough extends from the Pilbara coast to ex-Tropical Cyclone Nathan which lies near the north Kimberley coast. The remnants of ex-Tropical Cyclone Nathan is expected to pass near the north Kimberley coast over the next couple of days and remain below tropical cyclone intensity.

District Weather Elements
for Friday 27 March 2015

Issued at 4:30 am WST on Friday 27 March 2015.

District TAL Prob Rain >5mm
North Kimberley Coast 3 45
West Kimberley Coast 1 < 5
Kimberley Inland 2 5
East Pilbara Coast 1 < 5
West Pilbara Coast 1 < 5
East Pilbara Inland 1 < 5
Ashburton Inland 1 10
Exmouth Gulf Coast 1 < 5
North Interior 1 < 5

Detailed District Forecast
for Friday 27 March 2015

Issued at 4:30 am WST on Friday 27 March 2015.

  Fuel Type Dist FDI GFDI > 32 GFDI > 50 GFDI > 75 GFDI > 100
% Start Hours % Start Hours % Start Hours % Start Hours
North Kimberley Coast G 0 0     0     0     0    
West Kimberley Coast G 0 0     0     0     0    
Kimberley Inland G 1 0     0     0     0    
East Pilbara Coast G 11 0     0     0     0    
West Pilbara Coast G 8 0     0     0     0    
East Pilbara Inland G 0 0     0     0     0    
Ashburton Inland G 7 0     0     0     0    
Exmouth Gulf Coast G 5 0     0     0     0    
North Interior G 3 0     0     0     0