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Climate patterns behind Australia’s bushfires, heat and drought set to improve

Climate patterns behind Australia’s bushfires, heat and drought set to improve  Bureau of Meteorology says two climate patterns behind the dangerous fire conditions have shifted towards neutral.Guardian,  Graham Readfearn @readfearn, Wed 1 Jan 2020   Two climate patterns that have been influencing Australia’s ongoing drought, deadly bushfire weather and record-breaking heat have shifted towards neutral, according to the Bureau of Meteorology.

The changes should reduce the chances of hot winds from the west that have been adding to the extreme risk of bushfires in the south-east.

But Dr Andrew Watkins, the head of long-range forecasts at the bureau, told Guardian Australia the damage caused by the two patterns – the positive phase of the Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD) and a negative Southern Annular Mode (SAM) – would likely remain for several months……. https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/jan/01/climate-patterns-behind-australias-bushfires-heat-and-drought-set-to-improve

 

January 1, 2020 - Posted by | AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL, climate change - global warming

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