Australian Bushfires May Continue For Weeks Due To Lack Of Rainfall In The Region

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Australian Bushfires have reportedly spread across the suburbs and the official weather dept on Nov 14 listed no substantial rainfall for another 3 months.

Written By Sounak Mitra | Mumbai | Updated On:
Australian Bushfires

The bushfires in eastern Australia have spread across the suburbs of Sydney where the firefighters struggle to get more than 100 Australian bushfires raging across the east coast under control. The official weather forecasts on November 14 showed no substantial rain for at least three months. The wildfires in New South Wales and Queensland states have reportedly killed four people, ravaged hundreds of homes, and destroyed around 2.5 million acres (1 million hectares) of farmland and bush over the past week.

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Average temperatures to increase in the next three months: BOM

The fires have been sparked by dry conditions after the drought that prevailed for three years and the experts believe that it has been intensified by climate change. It is a major factor that has spurred a sharp political debate in recent days. The firefighters expect that the fire bushes will continue for weeks without significant rainfall. Australia's Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) said there is just a 25% chance that the country's eastern coast will receive average rainfall between December 1 and February 28.BOM also expects that chances are more than 80% that average temperatures will increase in the next three months.

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NSW Rural Fire Service deputy commissioner Rob Rogers said that firefighters may face another few days of the challenge. Rogers said that conditions are starting to warm up tomorrow and then slightly soaring up through the next week. The death tolls from the fires rose to four on Thursday after the police reported the body of a man found in NSW bushland that had been destroyed by fire. Bushfires are very common in Australia's hot and dry summer but the early arrival of fires has surprised many. Prime Scott Morrison has frequently ignored the questions on the current crisis, drawing criticism from climate activists and opposition lawmakers.

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