Fire Weather Forecast for Northern Western Australia

IDW15300

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Western Australia

Fire Weather Forecast for Northern WA
for Saturday 20 September 2014

Issued at 4:05 pm WST on Friday 19 September 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 28 High 94  
West Kimberley Coast 30 High 78  
Kimberley Inland 23 High 77  
East Pilbara Coast 6 Low-Moderate 100  
West Pilbara Coast 7 Low-Moderate 99  
East Pilbara Inland 12 High 15  
Ashburton Inland 17 High 84  
Exmouth Gulf Coast 3 Low-Moderate 100  
North Interior 12 High 14  

* 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 area of low pressure will lie inland from the Pilbara and Kimberley coasts with a weak ridge of high pressure nudging into the western Pilbara. Fresh and gusty NW'ly winds developing over the western Pilbara.

District Weather Elements
for Saturday 20 September 2014

Issued at 4:05 pm WST on Friday 19 September 2014.

District TAL Prob Rain >5mm
North Kimberley Coast 0 0
West Kimberley Coast 0 0
Kimberley Inland 0 0
East Pilbara Coast 0 0
West Pilbara Coast 0 0
East Pilbara Inland 0 0
Ashburton Inland 0 0
Exmouth Gulf Coast 0 0
North Interior 0 0

Detailed District Forecast
for Saturday 20 September 2014

Issued at 4:05 pm WST on Friday 19 September 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 28 4 12 1 0     0     0    
West Kimberley Coast G 30 9 14 2 < 1 NA NA 0     0    
Kimberley Inland G 23 1 10 1 0     0     0    
East Pilbara Coast G 6 0     0     0     0    
West Pilbara Coast G 7 0     0     0     0    
East Pilbara Inland G 12 0     0     0     0    
Ashburton Inland G 17 0     0     0     0    
Exmouth Gulf Coast G 3 0     0     0     0    
North Interior G 12 0     0     0     0