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Ominous forecast for Australia’s bushfire dangers

Bushfire outlook update makes for more grim reading for summer ahead  ABC WEATHER KATE DOYLE  We’re already dealing with a fire season for the record books — crews exhausted, millions of hectares burnt, scores of houses destroyed — but an update of the danger ahead paints an even more ominous picture.Key points:

  • The bushfire outlook from August warned of above-normal bushfire conditions for most of the east coast this summer, as well as parts of all states and the ACT
  • Monday’s update expands the above-normal region further north in Queensland, across to northern Victoria and further along the Tasmanian coast
  • Experts say the only thing that would change this outlook would be widespread rainfall, which is not likely this summer

The outlook was already bad, with above-normal fire potential for most of the east coast.We’re already dealing with a fire season for the record books — crews exhausted, millions of hectares burnt, scores of houses destroyed — but an update of the danger ahead paints an even more ominous picture.

Where is above normal?

Above-normal fire danger is expected for most of the east coast, eastern Tasmania, northern Victoria, Kangaroo Island and the Eyre Peninsula in South Australia, parts of south-west Western Australia and a patch up north.

But that doesn’t mean everywhere else is in the clear — for many areas of southern Australia, dangerous fires in summer are normal…..

Keep up to date with warnings from your local fire authority, ABC Radio and ABC Emergency on Facebook.

Australia, you have been warned. https://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-16/bushfire-outlook-update-makes-for-more-grim-reading/11802452

December 17, 2019 - Posted by | AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL, climate change - global warming

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