Heatwave Service for Australia

Heatwave Assessments

Heatwave Situation for Thursday, Friday, & Saturday (3 days starting 11/02/2016)

Severe heatwave conditions continue over the northern and central WA. Low intensity heatwave is seen in the south and west of NSW, southwestern Queensland, northeast SA, northeastern Victoria, eastern Tasmania and in the far southwest of NT.

Heatwave Situation for Friday, Saturday, & Sunday (3 days starting 12/02/2016)

Severe to extreme heatwave conditions continue in the northern and central parts of WA. Heatwave conditions ease in the far southwest of NSW, Victoria and Tasmania behind a trough. Low intensity heatwave persists over the northwest and southeast of NSW, southwestern Queensland, northeast SA and western parts of NT.

Forecast issued at 12:14 pm EDT on Saturday 13 February 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.

Heatwave Forecasts

Heatwave Situation for Saturday, Sunday, & Monday (3 days starting 13/02/2016)

Little change to the forecast areas of heatwave in WA. Low intensity to severe heatwave extends into the northern parts of the Territory. Low intensity heatwave conditions are forecast to persist over NSW and the southern and western parts of Queensland and begin to ease in SA. Low intensity heatwave is forecast to develop in eastern Queensland.

Heatwave Situation for Sunday, Monday, & Tuesday (3 days starting 14/02/2016)

Little change to the forecast areas of heatwave in WA and the NT, although the WA heatwave extends a little further south along the west coast. Low intensity heatwave conditions are forecast for northeast NSW and parts of the eastern and central Queensland ahead of a trough.

Heatwave Situation for Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesday (3 days starting 15/02/2016)

Severe to extreme heatwave is slowly easing in the north of WA. Heatwave conditions extend further southwards along the west coast of WA. Little change to the forecast areas in NT. Low intensity to severe heatwave conditions are forecast about parts of the northern and eastern Queensland. Low intensity heatwave in northeast NSW begins to ease.

Heatwave Situation for Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday (3 days starting 16/02/2016)

Low intensity to severe heatwave continues in the north of WA and NT and begin to ease near the west coast of WA. Heatwave conditions are forecast to persist in Queensland and becoming severe to extreme in the northern parts of the state.

Heatwave Situation for Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday (3 days starting 17/02/2016)

Little change to forecast areas in NT. Heatwave conditions eases further in WA. Severe to extreme heatwave is forecast to continue over parts of northern Queensland with conditions easing in the southeast Queensland.

Forecast issued at 12:14 pm EDT on Saturday 13 February 2016.

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