Fire Weather Forecast for Northern Western Australia

IDW15300

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Western Australia

Fire Weather Forecast for Northern WA
for Sunday 22 October 2017

Issued at 4:30 am WST on Sunday 22 October 2017.

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 36 25 High 91  
West Kimberley Coast 48 24 High 82  
Kimberley Inland 53 37 Very High 30  
East Pilbara Coast 44 14 High 42  
West Pilbara Coast 52 26 High 95  
East Pilbara Inland 50 16 High 51  
Ashburton Inland 55 26 High 92  
Exmouth Gulf Coast 50 33 Very High 19  
North Interior   14 High 32  

* 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.

Sunday

A broad low pressure trough extends along the northwestern coast and through the inland Pilbara. Showers and thunderstorms are expected through inland parts of the eastern Pilbara, with gusty winds and dry lightning possible with thunderstorms. Showers and gusty thunderstorms are also expected along the Kimberley coast to the north of Derby in the afternoon and evening. Fresh and gusty winds are possible across the Northern Interior district from sunrise until mid-morning. A moderate to fresh sea breeze is expected along the Pilbara coast in the afternoon and evening.

District Weather Elements
for Sunday 22 October 2017

Issued at 4:30 am WST on Sunday 22 October 2017.

District TAL cHaines Prob Rain >5mm 1500m Wind (km/h) 3000m Wind (km/h) Mix Height (m)
North Kimberley Coast 1 11 < 5 E 35 E 20 3500
West Kimberley Coast 0 11 < 5 ENE 20 ESE 30 3500
Kimberley Inland 0 13 < 5 ENE 30 ESE 30 3800
East Pilbara Coast 1 11 < 5 N 20 ENE 20 3400
West Pilbara Coast 0 11 < 5 N 15 NNW 20 3300
East Pilbara Inland 1 11 5 N 20 N 20 4100
Ashburton Inland 1 11 < 5 NNW 25 NNW 30 4000
Exmouth Gulf Coast 0 10 0 W 10 NW 35 2300
North Interior 0 12 < 5 ENE 25 SE 25 3800

Detailed District Forecast
for Sunday 22 October 2017

Issued at 4:30 am WST on Sunday 22 October 2017.

  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 36 40 09 8 0     0     0    
G 25 < 1 NA NA 0     0     0    
West Kimberley Coast F 48 58 10 8 7 13 2 0     0    
G 24 1 15 1 0     0     0    
Kimberley Inland F 53 97 07 13 35 08 8 0     0    
G 37 30 07 3 0     0     0    
East Pilbara Coast F 44 72 11 7 0     0     0    
G 14 0     0     0     0    
West Pilbara Coast F 52 85 10 9 22 14 3 0     0    
G 26 < 1 NA NA 0     0     0    
East Pilbara Inland F 50 99 08 12 13 10 3 0     0    
G 16 0     0     0     0    
Ashburton Inland F 55 100 10 11 33 14 5 0     0    
G 26 < 1 NA NA 0     0     0    
Exmouth Gulf Coast F 50 66 11 8 12 15 3 0     0    
G 33 19 16 2 0     0     0    
North Interior G 14 0     0     0     0