GFMC Wildland Fire Early Warning Portal


Global, Regional and National Fire Weather and Climate Forecasts

Background Materials

Global Wildland Fire Early Warning System (GWFEWS)

Fire Weather Forecasts

Global and regional:



Argentina: Combustion Risk Index and Convectivity Index
Australia National Weather and Warnings Information

Observed and Predicted Fire Weather and NDVI

Canada: Wildland Fire Information System
Finland: The Finnish Forest Fire Index
Germany: Forest and Grassland Fire Danger Indices
Greece: Forest Fire Danger Index
Indonesia: Indonesian Fire Danger Rating System
Fire Danger Rating for East Kalimantan
Fire Danger Rating for Sumatra

Veneto Region Fire Danger Rating System
Experimental Sardinia Fire Danger Forecasting System

Korea, Republic of Korea Forest Fire Danger Rating System
Malaysia Malaysia Fire Danger Rating System

Wildland Fire Information System


New Zealand: Fire Weather Forecasts

Forest Fire Danger Index

Portugal: Meteorological Support to Forest Fire Prevention
  Russia  Meteorological Fire Indices
South Africa: Net Forecasting
Zululand Fire Weather
Sweden Forest and Grassland Fire Index

Fire prediction web page (in Thai)
Daily fire danger rating map (in Thai)


Fire Danger Forecast by State Forestry Committee of Ukraine (in Ukrainian)

  USA: Wildland Fire Assessment System (WFAS)
NOAA National Fire Weather Page
Fire Weather Forecasts of the Storm Prediction Center (SPC)
Vietnam Forest Fire Warning System in Vietnam

Training materials:

Understanding the Fire Weather Index (FWI) System (Interactive Multimedia Training)

Other materials:

  Canada CFFDRS Weather Guide
  New Zealand Proposed Revision of Fire Danger Class Criteria for Forest and Rural Areas in New Zealand
Applying the Canadian Forest Fire Danger Rating System (CFFDRS) to Alaskan Ecosystems
The Keech-Byram-Drought-Index: A Corrigendum


Climate Forecasts

European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF)
International Research Institute for Climate Prediction (IRI)
Climate Prediction Center (CPC)


Other Early Warning Websites

UN ISDR Platform for the Promotion of Early Warning (PPEW)
Humanitarian Early Warning Service - HEWS


Major References and Documents on Early Warning of Wildland Fire

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