Beat the Heat

Heatwaves are Australia's deadliest natural disaster. They kill far more people than natural disasters like bushfires, cyclones and floods. 

What is a heatwave?

The BoM will issue 'heatwave warnings' when the forecast is for well above average temperatures maximum AND MINIMUMS for three consecutive days.

The higher overnight temperatures are what makes heatwaves so dangerous as our bodies can't cool down. It's also what makes a heatwave different from just a few hot days