The Bureau of Meteorology is changing the way fire danger is rated within its weather forecasts and warnings.
The Extreme category is being divided into three levels – Severe, Extreme and Catastrophic (Code Red). These new levels are based on the Forest Fire Danger Index (FFDI) and the Grass Fire Danger Index (GFDI).
The new Fire Danger Ratings are:
FIRE DANGER RATING
In Western Australia the threshold between High and Very High will remain at FDI = 32.
Fire weather warnings for all States and Territories are available in the warnings section of the bureau’s website http://www.bom.gov.au/weather/warnings.shtml