Fire Weather Forecast for Northern Western Australia

IDW15300

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Western Australia

Fire Weather Forecast for Northern WA
for Thursday 18 August 2022

Issued at 4:00 pm WST on Wednesday 17 August 2022.

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 51 16 High 44  
West Kimberley Coast 47 16 High 32  
Kimberley Inland 47 30 High 99  
East Pilbara Coast 40 16 High 82  
West Pilbara Coast 33 5 Low-Moderate 100  
East Pilbara Inland 40 15 High 75  
Ashburton Inland 35 5 Low-Moderate 100  
Exmouth Gulf Coast 26 4 Low-Moderate 100  
North Interior   30 High 99  

* 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.

Thursday

Moderate to fresh and gusty S to SE winds over the Pilbara, North Interior and the southwest Kimberley tending light to moderate E to SE over the remaining Kimberley. Afternoon coastal sea breezes about the northwest Kimberley coast. Mostly sunny.

District Weather Elements
for Thursday 18 August 2022

Issued at 4:00 pm WST on Wednesday 17 August 2022.

District TAL cHaines Prob Rain >5mm 1500m Wind (km/h) 3000m Wind (km/h) Mix Height (m)
North Kimberley Coast 0 10 0 SE 25 SE 35 2400
West Kimberley Coast 0 9 0 SE 20 SE 35 2400
Kimberley Inland 0 10 0 SSE 20 SE 30 2500
East Pilbara Coast 0 7 0 E 5 SSE 25 2200
West Pilbara Coast 0 10 0 ESE 15 SSE 25 1700
East Pilbara Inland 0 8 0 SE 15 S 30 1900
Ashburton Inland 0 9 0 ESE 25 SSE 25 1700
Exmouth Gulf Coast 0 10 0 ESE 30 SE 15 1200
North Interior 0 10 0 SSW 25 SW 40 2300

Detailed District Forecast
for Thursday 18 August 2022

Issued at 4:00 pm WST on Wednesday 17 August 2022.

  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 51 88 09 9 19 11 4 0     0    
G 16 0     0     0     0    
West Kimberley Coast F 47 80 10 7 0     0     0    
G 16 0     0     0     0    
Kimberley Inland F 47 99 09 9 < 1 NA NA 0     0    
G 30 7 11 3 0     0     0    
East Pilbara Coast F 40 44 10 8 0     0     0    
G 16 0     0     0     0    
West Pilbara Coast F 33 15 15 2 0     0     0    
G 5 0     0     0     0    
East Pilbara Inland F 40 67 10 7 0     0     0    
G 15 0     0     0     0    
Ashburton Inland F 35 39 14 4 0     0     0    
G 5 0     0     0     0    
Exmouth Gulf Coast F 26 0     0     0     0    
G 4 0     0     0     0    
North Interior G 30 2 10 1 0     0     0