Trewin, Blair: Australia’s climate in 2016 – a year of two halves as El Niño unwound

Blair Trewin

Australia’s climate in 2016 – a year of two halves as El Niño unwound‘, The Conversation, 5 January 2017

Places climate records of the year just past into their historical context: overall temperatures the fourth highest on record; Australia’s hottest decade on record; least active cyclone season; wettest May-September on record; 17th wettest year on record; warmest sea surface temperatures on record; 2016 hottest on record globally. There is more in a Bureau of Meteorology report linked to this article.

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