Higher rainfall may reduce severity of our fire season

La Niña effect expected for spring
WEB Page3 Story 001 Stewart Kreltszheim pe c6 20200901 1

THIS year’s bushfire season outlook is looking much less severe thanks to winter rains and a wetter than normal spring predicted but the threat of grassland fires remains high.

According to the Bushfire and Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centre, the 2020/21 fire season outlook showed the risk of campaign bushfires in Victoria’s east has substantially reduced.

A La Niña alert will mean large areas of eastern and northern Australia are expecting wetter than average conditions through spring.

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