A FIRE WEATHER WARNING for the Alice Springs Region/Northern Territory Region was issued by the Darwin Regional Forecasting Centre of the BUREAU OF METEOROLOGY for the 8 December 1999: … “Dry, fresh and gusty northerly winds have now eased. Fire dangers are no longer expected to be near extreme over the Alice Springs Region”. … .
As the Western Australian Regional Office reported on Wednesday, 8 December 1999, dry warmer weather and fresh, gusty easterly winds shifting fresh southernly in the afternoon, probably will cause an EXTREME fire danger tomorrow, Thursday 9th December 1999.
The South Australian Regional Office also published today fire danger regions with low to very high fire danger.
Northwest Pastoral Very High Northeast Pastoral Very High West Coast High Eastern Eyre Peninsula High Lower Eyre Peninsula High Flinders Very High Mid North High Mount Lofty Ranges Moderate Adelaide Metropolitan Moderate Yorke Peninsula High Kangaroo Island High Riverland High Murraylands High Upper South East High Lower South East Low to Moderate
For the up-to-date fire weather information of the Australian Bureau of Meteorology refer to http://www.bom.gov.au/weather/.
Please have also a look on a list of links for information on Australian Fire Management Agencies:
Australasian Fire Authorities Council
http://www.ausfire.com/ The home page of the Australasian Fire Authorities Council coordinates the diverse range of activities of the different australian agencies concerned about fire
http://msowww.anu.edu.au/~barling/firebreak/firebreak.html The firebreak newsletter provides a very extensive homepage with information about fire fighting in Australia, downloadable java scripts for calculating fire weather and various links to related sites
The Department of Natural Resources and Environment in Victoria http://www.nre.vic.gov.au/fires/index.htm
The Department of Natural Resources and Environment in Victoria offers a very comprehensive web site with information on fire management. In their web site current reports are provided with statistics on the fire season. Extensive background information is included along with several links to related web sites.
Satellite Remote Sensing Services Department of Land Administration (DOLA) http://www.rss.dola.wa.gov.au/apps/firewatch.html The Satellite Remote Sensing Services (SRSS) of the Department of Land Administration provides near real time hot spot detection and burned scar mapping for western Australia. In the Firewatch project the SRSS detects hotspots throughout Western Australia using the thermal channel of the NOAA AVHRR sensor on a daily basis.