Heatwaves are Australia's deadliest natural disaster. They kill far more people than natural disasters like bushfires, cyclones and floods.
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
Learn how to prepare and what to do during a heatwave.
Learn what to do after a heatwave.