Heatwave Service for Australia

Heatwave Assessments

Heatwave Situation for Friday, Saturday, & Sunday (3 days starting 2/12/2016)

Severe heatwave conditions across central and southern Queensland, extending across the border through northern NSW, northeast South Australia and southeast NT. Conditions grading to extreme over inland far southeast Queensland. Low intensity heatwave through most of the remaining parts of QLD and adjacent regions across the border including northern NSW, northeast parts of SA and NT's far west. Another localised area of low intensity heatwave conditions extends across northern NT.

Heatwave Situation for Saturday, Sunday, & Monday (3 days starting 3/12/2016)

Severe heatwave conditions across much of central and southern Queensland extending across the border through northern NSW. Conditions grading to a extreme for a localised pocket over inland far southeast Queensland. Low intensity heatwave through most of the remaining parts of QLD and adjacent regions across the border including far northeast parts of SA, and northern NSW. Low intensity heatwave conditions also extend along parts of eastern New South Wales, with another localised area across northern NT.

Forecast issued at 12:21 pm EDT on Sunday 4 December 2016.

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 Sunday, Monday, & Tuesday (3 days starting 4/12/2016)

Severe heatwave conditions across Queensland extending from the northwest down to the southeast and also extending through northeast NSW. Low intensity heatwave conditions then through much of the remaining parts of QLD and adjacent regions across the border including northeast NSW and also much of northern NT. A localised pocket of extreme heatwave still remains over central Queensland.

Heatwave Situation for Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesday (3 days starting 5/12/2016)

Severe heatwave conditions extend across QLD's northwest and southeast, and the northwest of the NT. Low intensity heatwave conditions covering a broad area stretching from northern NT and down through QLD to northeast NSW.

Heatwave Situation for Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday (3 days starting 6/12/2016)

Severe heatwave conditions persist for northwest NT. Small localised pockets of severe heatwave conditions have been identified through QLD and the Kimberley region of WA. Low intensity heatwave conditions stretching from the Kimberley region of WA, across northern NT and down through QLD to the southeast.

Heatwave Situation for Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday (3 days starting 7/12/2016)

Severe heatwave conditions persist for northwest NT, northern WA and northern Queensland. Low intensity heatwave conditions extend from northern WA, across northern NT and down through QLD to the southeast.

Heatwave Situation for Thursday, Friday, & Saturday (3 days starting 8/12/2016)

Severe heatwave conditions persist for northwest NT, northern WA and northern Queensland. Low intensity heatwave conditions extend from northern WA, across northern NT and northern QLD.

Forecast issued at 12:21 pm EDT on Sunday 4 December 2016.

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