Heatwaves: hotter, longer, more often

Will Steffen, Lesley Hughes, Sarah Perkins

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Climate change is already increasing the intensity and frequency of heatwaves in Australia. Heatwaves are becoming hotter, lasting longer and occurring more often.

Our latest report finds hot weather in Adelaide, Melbourne and Canberra has already reached levels predicted for 2030.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationSydney
PublisherClimate Council of Australia
Commissioning bodyClimate Council of Australia
Number of pages62
ISBN (Print)0992414237, 9780992414221, 0992414229, 9780992414238
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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Copyright the Climate Council of Australia Limited 2014. Version archived for private and non-commercial use with the permission of the author/s and according to publisher conditions. For further rights please contact the publisher.


  • Australia overseas comparisons
  • temperature (climate)
  • environmental impact
  • statistics
  • forecasting
  • extreme weather events
  • weather
  • health impact
  • heatwaves
  • economic impact
  • trends
  • interstate comparisons
  • climate change (anthropogenic)


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