After a relatively mild start to Summer, temperatures are now starting to heat up. To keep yourself safe, it is important to stay informed about conditions where you are. To help you stay aware of expected heat wave conditions the Bureau of Meteorology offers a Heatwave Service that shows the location of heatwaves, severe heatwaves and extreme heatwaves for the last two three-day periods and the next five three-day periods. The service covers Australia as a whole, as well as links to more detailed information from each State Health Department in relation to tips on preparation and staying healthy during a heat wave. To visit the BoM’s website, just go to