Heatwave Service for Australia

Heatwave Assessments

Heatwave Situation for Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday (3 days starting 22/02/2017)

Low intensity heatwave conditions are forecast from southwest Queensland through the northwestern parts of NSW and extending further into the central inland parts of NSW.

Heatwave Situation for Thursday, Friday, & Saturday (3 days starting 23/02/2017)

Patchy low intensity heatwave conditions are forecast through southern QLD and northern NSW. Patchy low intensity heatwave conditions commence down the WA west coast south of about Broome.

Forecast issued at 12:44 pm EDT on Friday 24 February 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 24/02/2017)

Low intensity heatwave conditions are forecast for the far northwest Gascoyne/far west Pibara and the far southwest of the Southwest Land Division of WA. The low intensity heatwave eases through Queensland and NSW.

Heatwave Situation for Saturday, Sunday, & Monday (3 days starting 25/02/2017)

Low intensity heatwave conditions contract to the Goldfields district and southeast coast of WA.

Heatwave Situation for Sunday, Monday, & Tuesday (3 days starting 26/02/2017)

Low intensity heatwave is forecast for the Eucla district of WA. Low intensity heatwave also develops in far southeast SA, southwest Victoria and in Tasmania.

Heatwave Situation for Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesday (3 days starting 27/02/2017)

Area of low intensity heatwave expands to cover much of Victoria, whole of Tasmania and southeast SA. Low intensity heatwave continues around the Eucla region of WA.

Heatwave Situation for Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday (3 days starting 28/02/2017)

No significant change in areas but all of southern SA now expecting low heatwave and severe heatwave develops across the inland parts of Tasmania.

Forecast issued at 12:44 pm EDT on Friday 24 February 2017.

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