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Australia had third-hottest year ever in 2017, weather bureau says

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he national mean temperature of 22.76C was the third-highest since records began in 1910. Photograph: Glenn Campbell/AAP

Bureau says despite the lack of El Niño, Queensland and New South Wales experienced their hottest year on record

January 9, 2018 — Queensland and New South Wales experienced their warmest years on record in 2017 as the trend of warmer than average temperatures across Australia continued, the Bureau of Meteorology said. Continue reading Australia had third-hottest year ever in 2017, weather bureau says

Australian cities to have 50C summer days by 2040, study says

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Researchers say that 50C summer days in Sydney could be avoided by limiting global warming to 1.5C. Photograph: Dan Himbrechts/AAP

Researchers say Sydney and Melbourne would have unprecedented temperatures even if Paris target met

October 3, 2017 — Even if the Paris agreement to limit the global temperature rise to below 2°C is met, summer heatwaves in major Australian cities are likely to reach highs of 50°C by 2040, a study published on Wednesday warns. Continue reading Australian cities to have 50C summer days by 2040, study says

Australia’s record-breaking winter beats average highs by 2C, Climate Council says

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‘The difference between 33C and 36C can be quite oppressive,’ says teacher Shaun Burgess in Bidyadanga, WA. Photograph: Sam Tinson/Rex Features

‘Less of an opportunity to clear the mind,’ is the verdict from Bidyadanga, where winter highs of 33°C were replaced by 36°C as records tumbled across the country

September 18, 2017 — It’s always hot in Bidyadanga but a few degrees can make a big difference in the remote Aboriginal community, about 190km south of Broome in Western Australia. Continue reading Australia’s record-breaking winter beats average highs by 2C, Climate Council says

Weather bureau says Australia set for a dry spring with above average temperatures

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The Bureau of Meteorology says that Australia will have a warm and dry spring. Photograph: Joel Carrett/AAP

Bureau of Meteorology climate outlook says higher temperatures most likely in the north and south-east

August 17, 2017 — Australia is set for a warm and dry spring with above average temperatures expected for most parts of the country. Continue reading Weather bureau says Australia set for a dry spring with above average temperatures

Unseasonably warm weather a clear sign of climate change

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The sun rises over Port Philip Bay in Melbourne. Blair Trewin from the Bureau of Meteorology said the unseasonal weather was happening against a background of global warming. Photograph: Tracey Nearmy/AAP

El Niño driving current spike in warm weather and May almost certain to be warmer than average from 1961 to 1990

April 28, 2016 — Unseasonably warm weather across Australia, which is set to continue through the coming month, might be putting a spring in people’s step but is a clear sign of dangerous climate change, according climate scientists and meteorologists. Continue reading Unseasonably warm weather a clear sign of climate change