Heatwave Service for Australia

Heatwave Assessments

Heatwave Situation for Friday, Saturday, & Sunday (3 days starting 12/02/2016)

Severe heatwave conditions are experienced in the northern and central parts of WA. Low intensity heatwave persists over the northwest and southeast of NSW, southwestern Queensland, northeast SA and western parts of NT.

Heatwave Situation for Saturday, Sunday, & Monday (3 days starting 13/02/2016)

Severe to extreme heatwave conditions continue in the northern and central WA. Low intensity to severe heatwave extends across the northern parts of the Territory. Low intensity heatwave persist over NSW and the southern and western parts of Queensland while also developing in eastern Queensland. Heatwave conditions easing in SA.

Forecast issued at 12:10 pm EDT on Sunday 14 February 2016.

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.

Heatwave Forecasts

Heatwave Situation for Sunday, Monday, & Tuesday (3 days starting 14/02/2016)

Little change to the forecast areas of heatwave in WA and the NT, although the WA heatwave extends a little further south along the west coast. Low intensity heatwave conditions are forecast for northeast NSW and much of Queensland apart from the far southwest of the state and western parts of the Cape York Peninsula.

Heatwave Situation for Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesday (3 days starting 15/02/2016)

Severe to extreme heatwave is slowly easing in the north of WA. Low intensity heatwave conditions extend further southwards along the west coast of WA. Little change to the forecast areas in NT. Low intensity to severe heatwave are forecast about parts of the northern and eastern Queensland. Heatwave conditions begin to ease in northeast NSW and southwestern Queensland.

Heatwave Situation for Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday (3 days starting 16/02/2016)

Severe heatwave continues in the Pilbara and west Kimberley regions in WA. Heatwave conditions easing in the NT and near the west coast of WA. Heatwave in Queensland will ease further in the south and west, but persist in the north and central with conditions becoming severe to extreme near the tropical coast of the state.

Heatwave Situation for Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday (3 days starting 17/02/2016)

Severe heatwave is forecast in the northern WA with conditions continue to ease. Severe heatwave also expected to continue near the tropical coast in Queensland. Heatwave conditions will ease further in NT and the central and western parts of Queensland.

Heatwave Situation for Thursday, Friday, & Saturday (3 days starting 18/02/2016)

Little change to the forecast areas in NT, WA and Queensland, but conditions are expected to ease from severe heatwave to low intensity heatwave. Low intensity heatwave is developing in the northeast of Tasmania.

Forecast issued at 12:10 pm EDT on Sunday 14 February 2016.

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