Pilot Heatwave Service for Australia

Heatwave Assessments

Heatwave Situation for Saturday, Sunday, & Monday (3 days starting 22/11/2014)

Severe heat wave conditions continue over northern areas of the Northern Territory and QLD over the west coast of Cape York Peninsula and the southeastern interior, as well as eastern and northeastern NSW where heatwave conditions begin to become extreme. Low intensity heat wave conditions extend from the northeastern parts of the NT and far northeastern South Australia; through most of QLD, excluding much of the east coastal and adjacent inland; into the northeast half of NSW extending to much of far eastern NSW including most coastal areas. Low intensity heatwave conditions as well for parts of the Kimberley and northern Interior of WA.

Heatwave Situation for Sunday, Monday, & Tuesday (3 days starting 23/11/2014)

Heatwave areas generally less severe, with low intensity heatwave and isolated pockets of severe heatwave conditions for the western areas of the Cape York Peninsula extending through the QLD interior into northeastern NSW where heatwave conditions remain severe. Low intensity heatwave conditions as well as far northern parts of the Northern Territory and western parts of the Kimberley in WA.

Forecast issued at 12:12 pm EDT on Monday 24 November 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 Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesday (3 days starting 24/11/2014)

Low intensity heatwave conditions contracting to the southeast border region of NSW and QLD and to the northern Interior of QLD and the western Cape York Peninsula where conditions remain severe in a small area. Low intensity heatwave conditions contracting to the western Kimberley in WA and far south-eastern parts of the Arnhem area in the Northern Territory.

Heatwave Situation for Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday (3 days starting 25/11/2014)

Low intensity heatwave conditions contracting to the east Arnhem in the NT and the northern Interior of QLD and the western Cape York Peninsula where heatwave conditions remain severe in a small area.

Heatwave Situation for Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday (3 days starting 26/11/2014)

Low intensity heatwave conditions contracting to the east Arnhem in the NT and the northern Interior of QLD and the western Cape York Peninsula.

Heatwave Situation for Thursday, Friday, & Saturday (3 days starting 27/11/2014)

Low intensity heatwave conditions develop for the central Bight and areas adjacent to the SA and WA shared border. Low intensity heatwave conditions persist on the QLD western Cape and the east Arnhem in the NT.

Heatwave Situation for Friday, Saturday, & Sunday (3 days starting 28/11/2014)

Low intensity heatwave conditions extend from the shared border of SA and WA to the SA border with NSW and Vic. Low intensity heatwave conditions persist on the QLD western Cape and the east Arnhem in the NT.

Forecast issued at 12:12 pm EDT on Monday 24 November 2014.

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