/ 16 December 2021

Heatwaves kick off a hot wet summer

Image source: AAP
Image source: AAP

The weather bureau is forecasting high temperatures for much of the country – hard to believe if you’re somewhere that hasn’t hit its summer stride. Northern parts of Western Oz and the Top End are readying for extreme heat conditions, and it’s set to be hot across Queensland, NSW and South Oz. The capital cities (except Adelaide, which is set for a sizzling 2nd Ashes Test) will escape the worst of the heat, but the mercury is heading past 40C in NSW’s Dubbo and Broken Hill, and the Top End’s Alice Springs and Katherine. The Bureau of Meteorology has released its summer outlook, and while La Niña means wetter than usual conditions in Eastern Oz, warm air coming from the Tasman Sea is set to make things steamy. Great… At least it won’t be as hot as the probe NASA sent into the sun

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