Fire Weather Forecast for Southwest Land Division

IDW15000

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Western Australia

Fire Weather Forecast for Southwest Land Division WA
for Saturday 20 December 2014

Issued at 4:00 pm WST on Friday 19 December 2014.

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 24 High 100  
Inland Central West - North 42 Very High 37  
Coastal Central West - South 16 High 74  
Inland Central West - South 44 Very High 24  
Lower West Coast 40 Very High 19  
Lower West Inland 26 High 100  
Geographe 20 High 100  
Leeuwin 7 Low-Moderate 100  
Nelson 17 High 99  
Stirling Coast 13 High 42  
Stirling Inland 18 High 80  
Ravensthorpe Shire Coast 13 High 22  
Ravensthorpe Shire Inland 13 High 25  
Esperance Shire Coast 12 High 18  
Esperance Shire Inland 13 High 29  
Upper Great Southern 37 Very High 65  
Roe 29 High 93  
Beaufort 32 Very High 11  
Lakes 29 High 89  
Mortlock 42 Very High 59  
Ninghan 47 Very High 56  
Avon 36 Very High 69  
Jilbadgie 31 High 85  

* 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.

Saturday

A trough will move eastward through southern parts of the State on Saturday, with thunderstorms clearing the Perth area and the South West by daybreak. Storms across parts of the Central Wheat Belt, Great Southern and Esperance regions may become severe during the afternoon, and moderate to heavy falls are possible in these same areas.

District Weather Elements
for Saturday 20 December 2014

Issued at 4:00 pm WST on Friday 19 December 2014.

District TAL Prob Rain >5mm
Coastal Central West - North 0 < 5
Inland Central West - North 0 < 5
Coastal Central West - South 1 < 5
Inland Central West - South 0 < 5
Lower West Coast 1 < 5
Lower West Inland 1 5
Geographe 0 < 5
Leeuwin 1 10
Nelson 1 5
Stirling Coast 1 25
Stirling Inland 1 20
Ravensthorpe Shire Coast 2 45
Ravensthorpe Shire Inland 2 55
Esperance Shire Coast 2 35
Esperance Shire Inland 2 45
Upper Great Southern 1 10
Roe 2 40
Beaufort 1 10
Lakes 2 35
Mortlock 1 5
Ninghan 1 20
Avon 1 10
Jilbadgie 2 35

Detailed District Forecast
for Saturday 20 December 2014

Issued at 4:00 pm WST on Friday 19 December 2014.

  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 24 0     0     0     0    
Inland Central West - North G 42 37 13 5 0     0     0    
Coastal Central West - South G 16 0     0     0     0    
Inland Central West - South G 44 24 14 5 < 1 NA NA 0     0    
Lower West Coast G 40 19 09 9 3 15 3 0     0    
Lower West Inland G 26 0     0     0     0    
Geographe G 20 0     0     0     0    
Leeuwin G 7 0     0     0     0    
Nelson G 17 0     0     0     0    
Stirling Coast G 13 0     0     0     0    
Stirling Inland G 18 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 13 0     0     0     0    
Ravensthorpe Shire Inland G 13 0     0     0     0    
Esperance Shire Coast G 12 0     0     0     0    
Esperance Shire Inland G 13 0     0     0     0    
Upper Great Southern G 37 65 15 3 0     0     0    
Roe G 29 4 14 2 0     0     0    
Beaufort G 32 11 15 2 0     0     0    
Lakes G 29 2 14 2 0     0     0    
Mortlock G 42 59 15 4 < 1 NA NA 0     0    
Ninghan G 47 56 11 9 5 14 3 0     0    
Avon G 36 69 15 4 0     0     0    
Jilbadgie G 31 7 15 2 0     0     0