Heatwave Service for Australia

Heatwave Assessments

Heatwave Situation for Thursday, Friday, & Saturday (3 days starting 19/01/2017)

Severe heatwave conditions for central coast and nearby inland areas of Queensland. Low heatwave conditions in far north NSW, northeast South Australia, southeast NT and southern and central parts of Queensland.

Heatwave Situation for Friday, Saturday, & Sunday (3 days starting 20/01/2017)

No significant change but severe heatwave conditions ease and move north of Bundaberg and low heatwave conditions extend further north to Cooktown.

Forecast issued at 12:38 pm EDT on Saturday 21 January 2017.

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 Saturday, Sunday, & Monday (3 days starting 21/01/2017)

Further easing of severe heatwave conditions in QLD while conditions return to normal in northeast NSW and parts of southern Queensland. Low intensity heatwave conditions develop in central and southeastern NSW.

Heatwave Situation for Sunday, Monday, & Tuesday (3 days starting 22/01/2017)

Low intensity heatwave conditions expected over much of NSW, northeast SA and southwest QLD extending to the tropical and central coasts. No heatwave in southeast QLD.

Heatwave Situation for Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesday (3 days starting 23/01/2017)

No significant change but low intensity heatwave conditions again develop in most parts of southeast Queensland.

Heatwave Situation for Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday (3 days starting 24/01/2017)

Some easing of conditions in southern and southwestern parts of NSW. Low heatwave conditions develop in central and southwest WA.

Heatwave Situation for Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday (3 days starting 25/01/2017)

Severe heatwave conditions develop in inland parts of southwest WA while area of low heatwave conditions expands further inland into the Goldfields region. Low intensity heatwave conditions continue in Queensland and central and northern NSW.

Forecast issued at 12:38 pm EDT on Saturday 21 January 2017.

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