Australia: State of the Climate 2016

Australia is experiencing more extremely hot days and severe fire seasons according to the findings of a new climate report. The biennial CSIRO and Bureau of Meteorology State of the Climate report draws on the latest climate monitoring and science to show how our climate is changing.

The Bureau of Meteorology's Manager of Climate Monitoring, Dr Karl Braganza said Australia was already experiencing the effects of climate change with record-breaking heat now becoming commonplace across the country.

"Australia experienced its three warmest springs on record in 2013, 14 and 15," Dr Braganza said. "We've already seen an increase in fire weather and a longer fire season across southern and eastern Australia since the 1970s. In these regions the number of days with weather conducive to fire is likely to increase."

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