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Australia Australians warned to prepare for severe weather season

09:33  14 october  2019
09:33  14 october  2019 Source:   9news.com.au

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The BOM today released its Severe Weather Season Outlook which warned communities across Australia that now is the time to prepare . The statement comes in the wake of devastating bushfires across New South Wales and Queensland. A cow stands in a burnt out field in Rappville, NSW.

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More heatwaves and bushfires are set to sweep the nation in the coming months as the season of severe weather approaches, the Bureau of Meteorology has warned.

a cow standing on top of a dry grass field: A cow stands in a burnt out field in Rappville, NSW. Several properties were lost when an out-of-control bushfire swept through the northern NSW village. © AAP A cow stands in a burnt out field in Rappville, NSW. Several properties were lost when an out-of-control bushfire swept through the northern NSW village. The BOM today released its Severe Weather Season Outlook which warned communities across Australia that now is the time to prepare.

The statement comes in the wake of devastating bushfires across New South Wales and Queensland.

BOM's head of long-range forecasts Dr Andrew Watkins said the current state of Australia's climate drivers resulted in dry conditions and high temperatures – increasing the likelihood of bushfires.

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Severe weather refers to any dangerous meteorological phenomena with the potential to cause damage, serious social disruption, or loss of human life.

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"The Bureau outlook shows we're likely to see more warmer and drier than average conditions for the coming months," Dr Watkins said.

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Communities across NSW are being urged to prepare for the upcoming storm season SES Acting Commissioner Kyle Stewart on Tuesday said severe weather could hit at any time during the summer months, while NSW Emergency Services Minister David Elliott warned NSW residents to be prepared .

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"The increased odds of warmer than average days, coupled with a very dry landscape and a likely late start to the northern wet season, give a clear indication that we're likely to see more heatwaves than normal.

"It also adds to the potential bushfire risk, particularly when you consider how dry many parts of southern and eastern Australia are at the moment."

The Climate Council echoed the Bureau's concerns.

a sunset over a fire: Firefighters battle bushfires in Busbys Flat, northern NSW. © AAP Firefighters battle bushfires in Busbys Flat, northern NSW.

"Climate change is causing havoc in Australia," the council's chief executive Amanda McKenzie said.

"We recently experienced winter bushfires followed by fires that ravaged rainforests. The summer outlook shows more extreme heat and fire conditions for the months ahead."

BOM's Severe Weather Season Outlook also found Australia has a lower risk of widespread flooding, and a near normal chance of severe thunderstorms. Dr Watkins said this isn't an excuse to be complacent.

Queensland's weather outlook for summer forecasts less cyclones, more severe bushfires

  Queensland's weather outlook for summer forecasts less cyclones, more severe bushfires Fewer cyclones are forecast but the Bureau of Meteorology warns a "pretty dangerous cocktail" is brewing for the remainder of Queensland's fire season.The BOM Cyclone and Severe Weather Outlook for 2019-20 was released today and revealed a longer, more severe bushfire season is expected into summer.

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"Severe thunderstorms and significant rainfall events can happen at any time," he said.

"Taking the time to know your weather and know your risk is one of the best ways to stay safe during the coming severe weather season."

a close up of a waterfall: A satellite image acquired from the Australian Bureau of Meteorology showing Cyclone Trevor over the Northern Territory in March 2019.© PR IMAGE A satellite image acquired from the Australian Bureau of Meteorology showing Cyclone Trevor over the Northern Territory in March 2019.

Meanwhile, the Bureau also realised its Tropical Cyclone Season Outlook which revealed a 65 per cent chance of fewer cyclones.

Despite this, Dr Watkins was quick to point out the risk from cyclones was always high and even if they don't hit the shore, the ripple effects still pose a significant risk.

"Even if cyclones stay well out to sea, they can still pose a significant risk to property and lives through strong winds, intense rain and flooding, and storm surges," he said.

"We've never had a tropical cyclone season without at least one cyclone crossing the coast. This means that despite a reduced risk this season, all communities in northern Australia must be ready."

He said cyclone formation rarely follows a pattern and quiet periods can be followed by bursts of intense activity.

"Remember, if your community is affected by severe weather, it's crucial you follow the advice of emergency services, and stay up to date with all the latest forecasts and warnings from the Bureau of Meteorology," he said.

Get ready to sizzle! Temperatures are set to soar past 30C in nearly every capital city as searing heatwave sweeps across Australia - giving thousands of workers the right to walk off the job .
Adelaide is in for a scorching October as the city reaches 31C on Wednesday and is expected to peak up to 36C on Thursday.Hot air is drifting down from the Top End to southern parts of Australia, causing the mercury to spike in the next few days - and potentially giving thousands of people the right to take time off work.

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