Pilot Heatwave Service for Australia

Heatwave Assessments

Heatwave Situation for Thursday, Friday, & Saturday (3 days starting 18/12/2014)

Low intensity heatwave conditions across the Top End and far north Queensland, locally severe about the Arnhem district. A small area of low intensity heatwave conditions persists through the northern interior of Western Australia.

Heatwave Situation for Friday, Saturday, & Sunday (3 days starting 19/12/2014)

No significant change.

Forecast issued at 12:00 pm EDT on Saturday 20 December 2014.

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 Saturday, Sunday, & Monday (3 days starting 20/12/2014)

Low intensity heat wave conditions are forecast over parts of the Northern Territory and north Queensland and extend to the southeast interior. Heatwave conditions are forecast to subside through the northern interior of Western Australia.

Heatwave Situation for Sunday, Monday, & Tuesday (3 days starting 21/12/2014)

The low intensity heatwave extends a little further across the southeast of Australia reaching parts of Gippsland and southeast NSW. No significant change elsewhere.

Heatwave Situation for Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesday (3 days starting 22/12/2014)

No significant change except a small area of low to severe intensity heatwave conditions develops over the Central West of Western Australia.

Heatwave Situation for Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday (3 days starting 23/12/2014)

The low intensity heatwave subsides over central and southeast Australia. A small area persists about the Top End and north Queensland. Low to severe heatwave conditions continue over the Central West of WA.

Heatwave Situation for Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday (3 days starting 24/12/2014)

No significant change.

Forecast issued at 12:00 pm EDT on Saturday 20 December 2014.

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