Heatwave Service for Australia

Heatwave Assessments

Heatwave Situation for Sunday, Monday, & Tuesday (3 days starting 17/01/2021)

A region of low-intensity heatwave can be seen in northwestern WA, extending along the coast to no further south than the Gascoyne region. Further south is a small patch of low-intensity heatwave hugging the south west corner of WA. Another small patch of low-intensity heatwave can be seen over western central QLD. A region of severe heatwave can be seen in northwestern WA.

Heatwave Situation for Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesday (3 days starting 18/01/2021)

A region of low-intensity heatwave can be seen in northwestern WA, extending along the coast to no further south than the Gascoyne region. Further south is a small patch of low-intensity heatwave hugging the south west corner of WA. Another small patch of low-intensity heatwave can be seen over western central QLD. A region of severe heatwave can be seen in northwestern WA, with a small embedded area of extreme heatwave in Broome and surrounds.

Forecast issued at 3:15 pm EDT on Tuesday 19 January 2021.

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

Heatwave Forecasts

Heatwave Situation for Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday (3 days starting 19/01/2021)

Much of WA outside of the South West Land Division is covered by regions of low-intensity heatwave with the South and South West Coast regions additionally covered. Exceptions to this are the Kimberly region, as well as both the Northern and Southern Interior regions, all of which have relatively little cover by low-intensity heatwave regions. Small patches of low-intensity heatwave can be seen across eastern central NT, western central QLD and southwestern QLD. A further area of low intensity heatwave can be seen entering the western regions of SA.

Heatwave Situation for Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday (3 days starting 20/01/2021)

An area of low intensity heatwave extends over much of the southern half of WA outside of the South West Land Division and right across to central SA. A patch lies long the border region between southeast NT, southwest QLD, and northeastern SA. A large patch of severe heatwave lies across southeast WA, extending into western SA.

Heatwave Situation for Thursday, Friday, & Saturday (3 days starting 21/01/2021)

An area of low intensity heatwave lies across much of the south of Australia, extending as far west as southern central WA and as far east as the central coast of NSW. It also extends far south as the south east coast of WA and SA, and much of VIC stopping short of the coast. Finally it extends as far north as the Southern Interior region of WA, the south of NT, and the southwest of QLD. A small region of low-intensity heatwave covers much of eastern Tas. A large area of severe heatwave can be seen in southeast WA and southwest SA.

Heatwave Situation for Friday, Saturday, & Sunday (3 days starting 22/01/2021)

An area of low intensity heatwave lies across much of the south of Australia, extending as far west as southern central WA and as far east as the coast of NSW. It also extends far south as the south east coast of WA and SA, Vic and much of Tas. Finally it extends as far north as the Southern Interior region of WA, the south of NT, and the southwest of QLD. A large area of severe heatwave can be seen in southeast WA and southwest SA. Another large area is visible over most of south NSW extending into northern VIC. Smaller patches of severe heatwave are in north eastern NSW.

Heatwave Situation for Saturday, Sunday, & Monday (3 days starting 23/01/2021)

A broad area of low intensity heatwave can be seen across most of southern and southeastern Australia, extending from central southern WA, across to the coast of NSW, south to include most of Tas and just entering southern NT and southwest Qld. Severe heatwave conditions are forecast broadly over most of Vic, the southern half of NSW, eastern SA and northeast and northwestern Tas. An area of extreme heatwave is forecast at the Vic/NSW border extending to just south of Sydney.

Forecast issued at 3:15 pm EDT on Tuesday 19 January 2021.

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