DISCUSSION: Over the next several days, there is expected to be an increase in unusually hot temperatures as compared to the normal temperatures which are typically found across portions of northern and northeastern Australia. The expected forecast scenario which is projected to help trigger this prolonged heatwave across the northern half of Australia is captured in the direct excerpt attached below.
"It all starts tomorrow (Friday) when a high pressure system builds over the state. This high becomes anchored for 7 days blocking any cold fronts from down South. It will result in fine sunny conditions across the state with light winds. Heat will slowly begin to build through the interior during the weekend. This heat will then spread east and continue to get hotter into next week reaching a peak on Wednesday and Thursday. Finally a cold front will push through Southern inland and Western districts next Thursday before spreading across the state next weekend bringing temperatures back to near normal."
It goes without saying that such a widespread Winter-time heat wave will certainly catch many people by surprise due to the fact that Winter-time temperatures across even these parts of Australia (which also encompass parts of the Australian outback), since temperatures in this part of the world often do not exceed 10 to 15 degrees Celsius during this part of the Winter season in the "Land Down Under."
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©2017 Meteorologist Jordan Rabinowitz