Fire Weather Forecast for Northern Western Australia

IDW15300

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Western Australia

Fire Weather Forecast for Northern WA
for Thursday 11 February 2016

Issued at 4:00 pm WST on Wednesday 10 February 2016.

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 28 1 Low-Moderate 100  
West Kimberley Coast 47 2 Low-Moderate 100  
Kimberley Inland 55 16 High 27  
East Pilbara Coast 73 47 Very High 87  
West Pilbara Coast 76 55 Severe 30 Y
East Pilbara Inland 75 45 Very High 76  
Ashburton Inland 66 44 Very High 45  
Exmouth Gulf Coast 78 52 Severe 16 Y
North Interior   44 Very High 72  

* 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.

Thursday

A surface trough lies near the Pilbara and western Kimberly coastlines. Hot conditions inland with a moderate afternoon sea breeze will cause fire dangers to reach SEVERE in parts of the west Pilbara coast. Isolated thunderstorms are only expected over the northern Kimberley.

District Weather Elements
for Thursday 11 February 2016

Issued at 4:00 pm WST on Wednesday 10 February 2016.

District TAL Prob Rain >5mm
North Kimberley Coast 1 5
West Kimberley Coast 1 < 5
Kimberley Inland 0 < 5
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 Thursday 11 February 2016

Issued at 4:00 pm WST on Wednesday 10 February 2016.

  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 28 4 12 4 0     0     0    
G 1 0     0     0     0    
West Kimberley Coast F 47 34 09 9 8 11 6 < 1 NA NA 0    
G 2 0     0     0     0    
Kimberley Inland F 55 55 08 13 16 10 7 < 1 NA NA 0    
G 16 0     0     0     0    
East Pilbara Coast F 73 100 08 11 90 10 9 7 12 2 0    
G 47 87 12 7 3 13 1 0     0    
West Pilbara Coast F 76 92 08 13 81 10 9 15 13 2 0    
G 55 82 11 8 30 14 2 0     0    
East Pilbara Inland F 75 100 07 17 95 09 10 12 12 4 0    
G 45 76 08 8 2 09 1 0     0    
Ashburton Inland F 66 100 00 19 71 09 10 < 1 NA NA 0    
G 44 45 08 6 5 09 1 < 1 NA NA 0    
Exmouth Gulf Coast F 78 76 10 10 54 12 7 16 16 2 0    
G 52 49 14 4 16 16 2 0     0    
North Interior G 44 72 08 9 1 12 0 0     0