/ 03 March 2021

Wild weather intensifies in Queensland

And it doesn’t look like it’ll let up anytime soon… Tropical Cyclone Niran is expected to develop into a category three storm over the next 2 days after already causing havoc and cutting power to more than 40,000 properties in Cairns and along the Cassowary Coast. Banana growers were caught off guard with the dangerous weather destroying crops across the region. It’s the latest blow for the fruit growers who have faced consecutive years of low prices and critical work shortages because of COVID-19. Looking nationally, new data released yesterday shows the 2020-21 summer was the wettest in 4 years, thanks to La Niña. Summer rainfall was 29% above average, and it was the 3rd wettest December on record since weather nerds started scribbling things down in 1900.

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