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Australia Terrifying map shows the horror summer season ahead with scorching temperatures and extreme weather to ravage Australia - and experts say it's NEVER been this bad

15:15  14 november  2019
15:15  14 november  2019 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

WA fire warnings issued, with Perth set to hit 38C this weekend

  WA fire warnings issued, with Perth set to hit 38C this weekend Fire authorities prepare for a challenging weekend as scorching temperatures and gusty winds create dangerous fire conditions in the southern half of WA, including Perth where the mercury is expected to get as high as 38 degrees.The temperature will soar to the high 30s in Perth on Saturday and east-to-north-easterly winds are expected to reach up to 40 kilometres per hour, prompting a severe fire danger warning.

shows the horror summer season ahead with scorching temperatures and extreme weather to ravage Australia - and experts say it ' s NEVER been Livio Remano has never seen such extreme conditions in the 20 years he has worked with the Bureau of Meteorology, comparing the long term

' It ' s going to be a long, difficult fire season ,' Mr Fitzsimmons said , adding about a million hectares of land had already been scorched in the biggest firefront This map shows where the fires burned on Tuesday afternoon. Firefighters were busy after a catastrophic fire danger was declared for the the

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Australia is staring down the barrel of a horrific summer season that will drag scorching temperatures and extreme conditions well into the new year.

Livio Remano has never seen such extreme conditions in the 20 years he has worked with the Bureau of Meteorology, comparing the long term seasonal outlook to a bad chest X-ray.

a close up of a map: A terrifying map (pictured) shows the horrific summer ahead for Australia with on forecaster saying it was the worst summer outlook he had seen in two decades © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited A terrifying map (pictured) shows the horrific summer ahead for Australia with on forecaster saying it was the worst summer outlook he had seen in two decades

'It's horrible, it's a horrible map to look at,' he said on Thursday.

At least two homes destroyed by bushfire in northern NSW

  At least two homes destroyed by bushfire in northern NSW Two homes have reportedly been destroyed and a resident is being treated for burns from a bushfire near Walcha in northern New South Wales. Extreme and severe fire danger have been forecast for parts of the state with total fire bans in place for five regions. A brief cool change will drop fire weather warnings this weekend but authorities have urged another spike in conditions is forecast early next week.Meanwhile, scorching temperatures and an increased fire danger has been creating challenging conditions for firefighters in Queensland.

' It ' s going to be a long, difficult fire season ,' Mr Fitzsimmons said , adding Firefighters have been on high-alert since early Tuesday morning, with a mix of scorching temperatures and winds of up This map shows where the fires burned on Tuesday afternoon. Firefighters were busy after a catastrophic

Mr Fitzsimmons said it was a relief that no-one had died on Tuesday You can guarantee we ' re not going to be able to get around all of these fires before the next wave of bad weather . Scientists and experts warn that Australia ' s fire season has grown longer and more intense due to climate change.

Pictures: Bushfires rage across NSW

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 13: General view of a destroyed home following bushfire damage on November 13, 2019 in Rainbow Flat, Australia. Catastrophic fire conditions - the highest possible level of bushfire danger - have eased across greater Sydney, Illawarra and Hunter areas thanks to a slight cool change, however dozens of bushfires are still burning. A state of emergency, as declared by NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian on Monday, is still in effect, giving emergency powers to Rural Fire Service Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons and prohibiting fires across the state. (Photo by Sam Mooy/Getty Images)

'I have never seen this before in my life ... the entire country of Australia is covered in deep red.'

That red colour means 70 to 80 per cent of the country is experiencing above-average temperatures, and is being blamed on something called an extremely positive Indian Ocean Diode.

Westerly winds weaken along the equator and push warm water to shift towards Africa during a typical IOD.

The wind changes allow cool water to rise from the depths of the ocean in the east, causing a temperature difference across the tropical Indian Ocean, with unusually cooler water in the east and warmer in the west.

a person riding a skate board in the water: Waterways and beaches are expected to be jam packed over the summertime and the forecast of a horrific 20 year summer will only increase numbers at popular swimming spots. Beachgoers are seen jumping of the jetty at Glenelg beach during a hot day in Adelaide © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Waterways and beaches are expected to be jam packed over the summertime and the forecast of a horrific 20 year summer will only increase numbers at popular swimming spots. Beachgoers are seen jumping of the jetty at Glenelg beach during a hot day in Adelaide a group of people sitting at a beach: Less rainfall and higher than average temperatures will scorch Australia form coast to coast and well into the new year. People are seen enjoying the water at Bronte Beach in Sydney © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Less rainfall and higher than average temperatures will scorch Australia form coast to coast and well into the new year. People are seen enjoying the water at Bronte Beach in Sydney

It means atmospheric moisture levels drop in Australia's northwest, which alters the path of weather systems coming from Australia's west.

The result is less rainfall and higher than normal temperatures over parts of Australia.

Queensland is moving into its wet season but there is little chance of significant rainfall until January.

But eventually, Mr Remano says the rain will come.

Whatever rain does fall will be isolated and could cause more harm than good with the threat of dry lightning strikes sparking new fires.

'What we need is English rain, but it is not forthcoming - certainly not anytime soon,' he added.

Clean-up starts after storms lash Melbourne .
Emergency services in Melbourne are starting a massive clean-up operation after storms rolled through the city.Emergency services in Melbourne are starting a massive clean-up operation after storms rolled through the city yesterday.

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