Heatwave Service for Australia

Heatwave Assessments

Heatwave Situation for Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday (3 days starting 22/03/2017)

Small heatwave areas indicated for central Australia and parts of western Queensland.

Heatwave Situation for Thursday, Friday, & Saturday (3 days starting 23/03/2017)

An area of low to severe heatwave over northwest SA near the NT and WA border. Another area of low intensity heatwave extends through western parts of QLD.

Forecast issued at 12:00 pm EDT on Friday 24 March 2017.

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Head Office (Bureau National Operations Centre)

Please be aware

The Heatwave Forecast is a Bureau of Meteorology product that shows the location of heatwaves, severe heatwaves and extreme heatwaves for the last two three-day periods and the next five three-day periods. It uses some analysis Numerical Weather Prediction model data, not the Official Forecast data.

Please refer to official Bureau of Meteorology products for information on how hot each day and night will be during the three day period.

This product utilises model forecast data and is supplied for evaluation purposes and service interruptions are possible.

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Heatwave Forecasts

Heatwave Situation for Friday, Saturday, & Sunday (3 days starting 24/03/2017)

Low intensity heatwave is forecast to extend across northern parts of South Australia extending across the border into southwest Queensland and far northwest NSW. Heatwave intensity grading to severe across northwest parts of SA.

Heatwave Situation for Saturday, Sunday, & Monday (3 days starting 25/03/2017)

The low intensity heatwave over central Australia focused through southwest QLD and the adjacent area across the adjoining state borders.

Heatwave Situation for Sunday, Monday, & Tuesday (3 days starting 26/03/2017)

Small low intensity heatwave areas are forecast through southwest Queensland. Low to severe intensity heatwave conditions across the Gulf of Carpentaria region.

Heatwave Situation for Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesday (3 days starting 27/03/2017)

Low to severe heatwave conditions through the eastern Arnhem and Carpentaria districts of the NT with a small pocket of extreme near Borroloola.

Heatwave Situation for Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday (3 days starting 28/03/2017)

Low to severe heatwave conditions through the eastern Arnhem and Carpentaria districts of the NT with a small pocket of extreme near Borroloola.

Forecast issued at 12:00 pm EDT on Friday 24 March 2017.

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Head Office (Bureau National Operations Centre)