Rain brings relief to Australia, but fires still burn

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Heavy rain fell across parts of fire-ravaged eastern Australia this morning, with more wet weather forecast, giving some relief following months of catastrophic blazes fuelled by climate change. |

Heavy rain fell across parts of fire-ravaged eastern Australia this morning, with more wet weather forecast, giving some relief following months of catastrophic blazes fuelled by climate change.

"Although this rain won't extinguish all fires, it will certainly go a long way towards containment."Murdoch's son criticises firm over climate 'denial' report Along the south coast of the state, locals who witnessed towns and forests being destroyed in recent weeks expressed cautious hope. "Storms have improved air quality in most parts of the state," the Victorian Environment Protection Agency said.

"We still have a long way to go," said Robyn Duell, a senior climatologist with the Bureau of Meteorology. Flash floods are another concern, with scorched mountains unable to hold the water and potentially sending torrents of muddy ash into waterways. Australia experienced its driest and hottest year on record in 2019, with its highest average maximum temperature of 41.9C recorded in mid-December.

 

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Finally! Some great news for the region.

That's it then, Climate Change is finished.

Why say “fuelled by climate change!” at the end of ur report So there was no bush fires in Australia a hundred years ago and more!?

2019 was exceptional hot and dry year...With a high fuel load to burn...However no long term drought ...

🙏

See? No drought, just normal weather.

If only we could export rain, we'd be rich AND still look altruistic.

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