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posted Oct 17, 2009, 8:01 PM by Frank Dunstan   [ updated Oct 23, 2010, 6:10 PM ]
Sunday 18 October 2009

Have just had a fire weather update from Bushfires NT at 1230hrs. Fire Danger for almost the whole Top End north of Katherine is now Extreme, FDI in Central Vernon - much of the Darwin rural area - is now 95, which may be a record.

Winds are very strong and gusty and extremely variable in direction. Fire crews are on duty mopping up and patrolling the Livingstone and Jenkins Road fire grounds.

Any fires in these conditions would be almost impossible to control, even with immediate air support.

Humpty Doo: (Central Vernon)
Fuel Load t/ha: 6 Curing %: 100

Time

Temp

RH %

Wind Dir

Sp km/h

Gust km/h

FDR/FDI

Noon

37

10

SE

30

45

EXTM 95

3pm

40

10

SE

25

40

EXTM 89

Batchelor:  (Coomalie)
Fuel Load t/ha: 9 Curing %: 100

Time

Temp

RH %

Wind Dir

Sp km/h

Gust km/h

FDR/FDI

Noon

37

15

SE

25

40

EXTM 67

3pm

39

15

SE

25

40

EXTM 73

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