Fire Weather Forecast for Southwest Land Division

IDW15000

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Western Australia

Fire Weather Forecast for Southwest Land Division WA
for Friday 6 March 2015

Issued at 4:00 pm WST on Thursday 5 March 2015.

Forecasts are issued regularly: Please ensure you have the latest version.

Summary

District District GFDI District Rating Percent Coverage Fire Weather Warning
Coastal Central West - North 10 Low-Moderate 100  
Inland Central West - North 12 High 12  
Coastal Central West - South 12 High 13  
Inland Central West - South 13 High 16  
Lower West Coast 23 High 68  
Lower West Inland 12 High 18  
Geographe 19 High 85  
Leeuwin 15 High 57  
Nelson 13 High 19  
Stirling Coast 9 Low-Moderate 100  
Stirling Inland 10 Low-Moderate 100  
Ravensthorpe Shire Coast 9 Low-Moderate 100  
Ravensthorpe Shire Inland 10 Low-Moderate 100  
Esperance Shire Coast 11 Low-Moderate 100  
Esperance Shire Inland 11 Low-Moderate 100  
Upper Great Southern 9 Low-Moderate 100  
Roe 9 Low-Moderate 100  
Beaufort 12 High 11  
Lakes 8 Low-Moderate 100  
Mortlock 9 Low-Moderate 100  
Ninghan 9 Low-Moderate 100  
Avon 10 Low-Moderate 100  
Jilbadgie 9 Low-Moderate 100  

* 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.

Friday

A strong high pressure ridge will persist to the south of the state, maintaining mostly east to southeasterly winds, mild temperatures and fine conditions throughout the SWLD on Friday. Meanwhile, a broad rain band through the centre of the State will bring rain and the chance of thunderstorms to northern parts of the central west.

District Weather Elements
for Friday 6 March 2015

Issued at 4:00 pm WST on Thursday 5 March 2015.

District TAL Prob Rain >5mm
Coastal Central West - North 1 10
Inland Central West - North 1 10
Coastal Central West - South 1 < 5
Inland Central West - South 1 < 5
Lower West Coast 0 0
Lower West Inland 0 0
Geographe 0 0
Leeuwin 0 0
Nelson 0 0
Stirling Coast 0 0
Stirling Inland 0 0
Ravensthorpe Shire Coast 0 0
Ravensthorpe Shire Inland 0 0
Esperance Shire Coast 0 0
Esperance Shire Inland 0 0
Upper Great Southern 0 0
Roe 0 0
Beaufort 0 0
Lakes 0 0
Mortlock 0 0
Ninghan 1 < 5
Avon 0 0
Jilbadgie 0 0

Detailed District Forecast
for Friday 6 March 2015

Issued at 4:00 pm WST on Thursday 5 March 2015.

  Fuel Type Dist FDI GFDI > 32 GFDI > 50 GFDI > 75 GFDI > 100
% Start Hours % Start Hours % Start Hours % Start Hours
Coastal Central West - North G 10 0     0     0     0    
Inland Central West - North G 12 0     0     0     0    
Coastal Central West - South G 12 0     0     0     0    
Inland Central West - South G 13 0     0     0     0    
Lower West Coast G 23 0     0     0     0    
Lower West Inland G 12 0     0     0     0    
Geographe G 19 0     0     0     0    
Leeuwin G 15 0     0     0     0    
Nelson G 13 0     0     0     0    
Stirling Coast G 9 0     0     0     0    
Stirling Inland G 10 0     0     0     0    
  Fuel Type Dist FDI GFDI > 32 GFDI > 50 GFDI > 75 GFDI > 100
% Start Hours % Start Hours % Start Hours % Start Hours
Ravensthorpe Shire Coast G 9 0     0     0     0    
Ravensthorpe Shire Inland G 10 0     0     0     0    
Esperance Shire Coast G 11 0     0     0     0    
Esperance Shire Inland G 11 0     0     0     0    
Upper Great Southern G 9 0     0     0     0    
Roe G 9 0     0     0     0    
Beaufort G 12 0     0     0     0    
Lakes G 8 0     0     0     0    
Mortlock G 9 0     0     0     0    
Ninghan G 9 0     0     0     0    
Avon G 10 0     0     0     0    
Jilbadgie G 9 0     0     0     0