Heatwave Service for Australia

Heatwave Assessments

Heatwave Situation for Sunday, Monday, & Tuesday (3 days starting 16/12/2018)

Broad areas of low intensity heatwave conditions are identified across northern Australia, central Australia and the eastern interior. Severe intensity is observed for parts of the NT, northern WA interior & far north Queensland. Extreme intensity is observed over a small area of central Australia.

Heatwave Situation for Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesday (3 days starting 17/12/2018)

Low to severe intensity heatwave conditions are specified across northern Australia and the eastern interior.

Forecast issued at 2:54 pm EDT on Tuesday 18 December 2018.

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

Heatwave Forecasts

Heatwave Situation for Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday (3 days starting 18/12/2018)

Low to severe intensity heatwave conditions are forecast to continue over northern Australia and the eastern interior reaching extreme intensity for western Queensland.

Heatwave Situation for Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday (3 days starting 19/12/2018)

Low to severe intensity heatwave conditions persist for northern Australia and spread through much of Queensland and northern NSW. Extreme intensity is forecast for parts of the Kimberley and northwest Queensland.

Heatwave Situation for Thursday, Friday, & Saturday (3 days starting 20/12/2018)

Severe intensity heatwave conditions remain for the Kimberley, Gascoyne Coast and inland Queensland with small areas of extreme intensity. Conditions ease through northern NSW.

Heatwave Situation for Friday, Saturday, & Sunday (3 days starting 21/12/2018)

Severe to extreme heatwave conditions continue for the Kimberley and Gascoyne coast with low intensity conditions extending further south to Perth. Heatwave conditions ease in Queensland.

Heatwave Situation for Saturday, Sunday, & Monday (3 days starting 22/12/2018)

Severe to locally extreme intensity heatwave conditions are forecast for the Gascoyne Coast and northern WA. Low intensity heatwave areas expected across southern WA and through parts of the NT and inland Queensland.

Forecast issued at 2:54 pm EDT on Tuesday 18 December 2018.

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