Heatwaves, Storms and Cyclones: What’s Forecast For Your State?

Temperatures are rising across Australia’s south, with warnings for heatwaves, fire danger, storms and a cyclone.

Here’s what you need to know for the southern states.

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Western Australia

Western Australia is in for severe heatwaves, cyclone preparation in the Mid West, and fire danger ratings in the south.

A bushfire watch and act warning is in place for parts of Balladonia and Fraser Range, with a blaze moving north east.

Extra SES personnel will arrive in Mid West WA ahead of ex-tropical cyclone Lincoln, which could reach a category two or three.

Fire and Emergency Services Commissioner Darren Klemm says major roads could be closed, and it’s likely the North West Coastal Highway will be impacted by flooding.

South Australia

There’s going to be high temperatures across the Limestone Coast today, with a maximum of 31 in Mount Gambier and 34 in Naracoorte.

A low intensity heatwave is forecast for the states south east and north west.

There are extreme fire danger ratings in Southern Australia’s Mid North, Riverland, Murraylands, Upper South East and Lower South East.


Tasmania is on high alert today for the hottest weather in a year. For the next three days the state is forecast for a low-intensity heatwave.

Hobart is due for a maximum of 36 degrees, and is at the end of a severe mid-week heatwave.

There are extreme fire danger ratings for the South East, East Coast, Midlands and Upper Derwent Valley. There’s a total fire ban across the southern region until Saturday.


Melbourne is in for the warmest temperature across major cities today, forecast to reach 38 degrees.

The North East border of Victoria is in for another day of high fire danger ratings, while temperatures climb to 37 degrees.

Last week Victoria was thrashed by thunderstorms that downed trees and powerlines. While it’s not expected to be as severe this week, the CFA’s Deputy Chief Officer is asking residents to be vigilant.

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