A heatwave is any long period of very hot weather. In Australia, heatwaves usually range from 37°C to 42°C.
This page contains links to useful information about heatwaves and how to get ready.
The following websites and fact sheets will help you to be prepared for heatwaves:
Federal Government’s information for school aged kids:
During and after
Visit the following Government websites:
Tune-in to the Australian Broadcasting Commission:
The Queensland heat can knock all of us around, but elderly Queenslanders are particularly vulnerable to heat-related illness.
On extremely hot days or when the temperature rises to more than 30 degrees for a few days in a row, pop in on elderly neighbours, friends and relatives.