Pilot Heatwave Service for Australia

Heatwave Assessments

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

Low intensity heatwave conditions evident over the Top End and north Queensland, locally severe about the Arnhem district. Heatwave dissipating through the northern interior of Western Australia.

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

Low intensity heatwave conditions persist about the Top End and north Queensland, locally severe about the Arnhem district. Low intensity heatwave develops fromt central to southeast inland Australia.

Forecast issued at 12:19 pm EDT on Sunday 21 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 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. A low intensity heatwave develops about the Central West of Western Australia. No significant change elsewhere.

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

Low to severe heatwave is about forecast about the Central West of Western Australia. The heatwave contracts about the southeast interior. No significant change across the north of the country.

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

Low to severe heatwave conditions persist about the Central West of Western Australia. The low intensity heatwave subsides over the southeast interior. The heatwave weakens slightly across the Top End and north Queensland.

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

No significant change.

Heatwave Situation for Thursday, Friday, & Saturday (3 days starting 25/12/2014)

The heatwave diminishes about the Top End. No significant change elsewhere.

Forecast issued at 12:19 pm EDT on Sunday 21 December 2014.

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