is intended as an educational site. It should not be used for any policy decisions and comes with no warranty. Any inquiries should be directed to Dr Sarah Perkins at the University of New South Wales. Support for this site is provided by the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science and the NeCTAR Research Cloud. All data is freely available and has been sourced from the Australian Bureau of Meteorology.


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If parts of Australia are shaded on the map, the latest data indicate that a heatwave has recently occurred, up until 2 days ago.

A heatwave occurs when the temperature is extreme for at least 3 days in a row.

You can also click on a station to see if any heatwaves have occurred during the last three months, and browse through earlier dates.