Pilot Heatwave Service for Australia

Heatwave Assessments

Heatwave Situation for Friday, Saturday, & Sunday (3 days starting 27/02/2015)

A low intensity heatwave is evident across central Australia, western QLD and northern inland NSW.

Heatwave Situation for Saturday, Sunday, & Monday (3 days starting 28/02/2015)

The heatwave becomes locally severe for western Queensland. No significant change elsewhere.

Forecast issued at 12:00 pm EDT on Sunday 1 March 2015.

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 1/03/2015)

No significant change.

Heatwave Situation for Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesday (3 days starting 2/03/2015)

No significant change.

Heatwave Situation for Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday (3 days starting 3/03/2015)

The low intensity heatwave covers much of Queensland's interior and northern inland NSW. An easing in severe heatwave conditions is forecast for the western district QLD.

Heatwave Situation for Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday (3 days starting 4/03/2015)

The low intensity heatwave is forecast to continue over parts of Queensland but ease through northern NSW.

Heatwave Situation for Thursday, Friday, & Saturday (3 days starting 5/03/2015)

The low intensity heatwave now extends across northern and central Queensland with some possibility of reaching severe for the Townsville region. Conditions ease through southern districts.

Forecast issued at 12:00 pm EDT on Sunday 1 March 2015.

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