Fire Weather Forecast for Northern Western Australia

IDW15300

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Western Australia

Fire Weather Forecast for Northern 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
North Kimberley Coast 31 11 Low-Moderate 100  
West Kimberley Coast 24 6 Low-Moderate 100  
Kimberley Inland 33 12 High 13  
East Pilbara Coast 27 8 Low-Moderate 100  
West Pilbara Coast 16 6 Low-Moderate 100  
East Pilbara Inland 44 15 High 25  
Ashburton Inland 17 5 Low-Moderate 100  
Exmouth Gulf Coast 12 13 High 42  
North Interior   16 High 43  

* 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 weak ridge will lie across the Pilbara and North Interior. Mostly light winds, becoming fresh and gusty northwesterly over the North Interior and eastern Pilbara for a period during the day. Morning showers for the west Pilbara.

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)
North Kimberley Coast 0 10 0 E 15 SW 25 2500
West Kimberley Coast 0 7 0 NW 20 WNW 30 2300
Kimberley Inland 0 10 0 WNW 15 SW 30 3000
East Pilbara Coast 0 9 0 WNW 35 WNW 45 1500
West Pilbara Coast 0 7 < 5 W 30 WNW 60 1700
East Pilbara Inland 0 7 < 5 WNW 35 WNW 55 2200
Ashburton Inland 0 7 < 5 W 35 WNW 70 1900
Exmouth Gulf Coast 0 3 10 WSW 30 WNW 85 1600
North Interior 0 10 0 NW 35 WNW 50 2900

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
North Kimberley Coast F 31 9 11 5 0     0     0    
G 11 0     0     0     0    
West Kimberley Coast F 24 0     0     0     0    
G 6 0     0     0     0    
Kimberley Inland F 33 25 10 5 0     0     0    
G 12 0     0     0     0    
East Pilbara Coast F 27 0     0     0     0    
G 8 0     0     0     0    
West Pilbara Coast F 16 0     0     0     0    
G 6 0     0     0     0    
East Pilbara Inland F 44 42 12 6 1 14 0 0     0    
G 15 0     0     0     0    
Ashburton Inland F 17 0     0     0     0    
G 5 0     0     0     0    
Exmouth Gulf Coast F 12 0     0     0     0    
G 13 0     0     0     0    
North Interior G 16 0     0     0     0