Heatwave Service for Australia

Heatwave Assessments

Heatwave Situation for Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesday (3 days starting 27/02/2017)

A Low intensity heatwave covers the entire state of Tasmania, with locally Severe Heatwave conditions in the northwest. Low intensity heatwave conditions cover much of inland southern Western Australia, as well as southwest Victoria and southeast South Australia.

Heatwave Situation for Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday (3 days starting 28/02/2017)

A Low intensity heatwave continues to cover the entire state of Tasmania, with Severe Heatwave conditions extending across the north of the State. Low intensity heatwave conditions cover much of southwest Western Australia, as well as southwest and southeast Victoria, and southeast South Australia.

Forecast issued at 12:22 pm EDT on Wednesday 1 March 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 Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday (3 days starting 1/03/2017)

Low intensity heatwave conditions over much of northern and central Tasmania, with the Severe conditions easing. The low intensity heatwave conditions along the Victoria/South Australia border area also easing. The Low intensity heatwave continues over southwest Western Australia, with Severe conditions developing away from coastal areas. Severe to Extreme heatwave conditions develop over the western half of the Northern Territory Top End.

Heatwave Situation for Thursday, Friday, & Saturday (3 days starting 2/03/2017)

Heatwave conditions will ease in South Australia, Victoria and Tasmania. Little change in conditions about the southern and coastal parts of WA, with Low intensity heatwave conditions extending along much of the Western Australia coast. Severe to extreme conditions continue across the western half of the NT Top End.

Heatwave Situation for Friday, Saturday, & Sunday (3 days starting 3/03/2017)

Low intensity to Severe heatwave conditions extend from the southwest of Western Australia, along western WA to the western parts of Top End in the Northern Territory.

Heatwave Situation for Saturday, Sunday, & Monday (3 days starting 4/03/2017)

Low intensity to Severe heatwave conditions continue to extend from the southwest of Western Australia along western parts of the State. Conditions have eased for western parts of Top End in the Northern Territory.

Heatwave Situation for Sunday, Monday, & Tuesday (3 days starting 5/03/2017)

Low intensity to Severe heatwave conditions continue to extend from the southwest of Western Australia along western parts of the State.

Forecast issued at 12:22 pm EDT on Wednesday 1 March 2017.

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