Fairfax Media Network

Weather News

Australia's heatwave forecast in one animated map

Wednesday January 9, 2013 - 14:32 EDT

Australia's heatwave is shifting north to northern New South Wales and southern Queensland, and the high temperatures are forecast to continue for the coming week.



The Bureau of Meteorology's suggest the heatwave will continue for at least the next seven days.

The animated gif above shows forecast temperatures at 5pm AEDT each day of the coming week.

The extreme heat in central Australia saw the weather bureau add new colours to its forecast maps yesterday:
deep purple for 50 degrees Celsius to 52 degrees Celsius; and
magenta for 52 degrees Celsius to 54 degrees Celsius.

Yesterday, the bureau's forecast maps for Sunday and Monday showed a deep purple area over the South Australian outback.

However, those forecasts have been revised today, with forecast temperatures no longer hitting the purple range.


- ABC

© ABC 2013

More breaking news

Sydney Morning Herald
ABC News
National Nine News
News Limited

Display Your Local Weather

Weather News

Cyclone Debbie reaches category four, thousands in low-lying Mackay areas told to leave

03:32 EDT

Tropical Cyclone Debbie has intensified to category four and is expected to hit the north Queensland coast on Tuesday morning, the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) has warned.

Navy's largest ships unable to join Cyclone Debbie emergency response amid engine troubles

02:09 EDT

Engineers are frantically working to solve engine problems on the Royal Australian Navy's two largest ships, with fears the Landing Helicopter Docks (LHDs) could be out of action for several weeks.

Tropical Cyclone Debbie: Queenslanders preparing for worst cyclone since Yasi

00:42 EDT

As Tropical Cyclone Debbie strengthens off the coast near Townsville in north Queensland, residents are being warned to prepare for the worst storm to hit the state since Cyclone Yasi in 2011.