At any time, Tasmania can experience different climate extremes to other parts of the Australian continent. Detailed information about current conditions can be found on the
Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) web site
including specific agricultural weather information.
Heat Wave Forecast
Bureau of Meteorology
can assist growers with the preparation of managing stressed crops over summer. The Bureau updates the information twice daily.
The Heatwave Forecast
shows the location of heatwaves, severe heatwaves and extreme heatwaves for the last two days and the next four days. It uses some analysis Numerical Weather Prediction model data, not the Official Forecast data.
Normalised Difference Vegetation Index
The Normalised Difference Vegetation Index
(NDVI) indicates live green vegetation absorbs visible light (solar radiation) as part of photosynthesis. At the same time plants scatter (reflect) solar energy in the near infrared. This difference in absorption is quite unique to live vegetation and provides a measure of the greenness of the vegetation.
Check the Tasmanian Fire Service website