Pilot Heatwave Service for Australia

Heatwave Assessments

Heatwave Situation for Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesday (3 days starting 2/03/2015)

Heatwave conditions are indicated in a band over parts of the southern NT, SW and central Qld and northern NSW. Small pockets of extreme heatwave are indicated over SW Qld.

Heatwave Situation for Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday (3 days starting 3/03/2015)

Low intensity heatwave conditions ease in the far southwest of Queensland and in the Northern Territory but move into southeast Queensland and the far northeast of New South Wales.

Forecast issued at 12:46 pm EDT on Wednesday 4 March 2015.

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

Please be aware

Pilot Heatwave Forecast is a Bureau of Meteorology product that 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.

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 is a pilot version that utilises model forecast data and is supplied for evaluation purposes, and that service interruptions are possible.

Heatwave Forecasts

Heatwave Situation for Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday (3 days starting 4/03/2015)

Heatwave conditions ease in the southwest of Queensland but are forecast across parts of the north and east of the state.

Heatwave Situation for Thursday, Friday, & Saturday (3 days starting 5/03/2015)

Low intensity heatwave conditions are forecast for parts of the north of Queensland but conditions begin to ease in the south.

Heatwave Situation for Friday, Saturday, & Sunday (3 days starting 6/03/2015)

Low intensity heatwave conditions remain about parts of the north of Queensland and adjacent parts of the Northern Territory.

Heatwave Situation for Saturday, Sunday, & Monday (3 days starting 7/03/2015)

Similar forecast areas of low intensity heatwave, although the Qld area decreases.

Heatwave Situation for Sunday, Monday, & Tuesday (3 days starting 8/03/2015)

A similar area of heatwave is forecast, but the intensity increases to severe near the northern NT/Qld border.

Forecast issued at 12:46 pm EDT on Wednesday 4 March 2015.

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