/ 03 October 2023

Bushfires burn ahead of a cool change

Image source: Getty
Image source: Getty

Get your brolly back out – a cold front is moving across southeastern Australia today and tomorrow. The Bureau of Meteorology says it’s likely to cause rain, flooding and thunderstorms in Victoria, NSW and South Oz – and that’s a worry because lightning strikes could spark more bushfires. It was already a big weekend for those… In Victoria’s Gippsland region, several bushfires burned – the most concerning of which was the Briagolong fire, which destroyed at least one home. In NSW, more than 80 bushfires were burning yesterday – the worst was near Mudgee in the state’s Central West. So it’s probably not a shock to hear total fire bans remain in place across multiple states. Note: the Bureau of Meteorology says it was the hottest/driest September on record.

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