Australia set to swelter through ‘severe heatwave conditions’
Heatwave conditions are predicted for parts of every state across the country.
Southwestern Queensland is being impacted by the low-intensity heatwave conditions today, with temperatures in the mid-to-high 30s.
A hot air mass over the interior of #WA will migrate across to southeast #Australia over the coming days. Hot days and warm nights ahead for those areas. For latest forecast and warnings visit https://t.co/4W35o8i7wJ pic.twitter.com/LfwdbhnhBG
— Bureau of Meteorology, Australia (@BOM_au) January 12, 2019
However, there is some relief with a sea breeze to keep temperatures about 10-degrees cooler on the coast.
The Weather Bureau’s Sarah Fitton tells John Stanley “severe heatwave conditions” will be widespread.
“We’ve got a lot of heat sitting in the middle of the country which hasn’t really budged so far this summer.”
Hot 🌡️air, already over western #Queensland, will spread eastwards across the south of the state through this week with severe #heatwave conditions developing. Stay cool. More info at https://t.co/X3LWgghLSk pic.twitter.com/yqxIfyTvW7
— Bureau of Meteorology, Queensland (@BOM_Qld) January 13, 2019
“A very broad area of Western Australia, South Australia, New South Wales, Victoria and also down into Hobart. So severe heatwave conditions expected to really start to develop this week.”
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