Jan 5, 2015

2014 was Australia's third warmest year on record, says Bureau of Meteorology

Australia
by
Oliver Milman
,
the Guardian
Bushfires in Wagga Wagga, New South Wales. 2014 was Australia’s third hottest year on record. Photo: Brad Newman/Newspix/REX
Bushfires in Wagga Wagga, New South Wales. 2014 was Australia’s third hottest year on record. Photo: Brad Newman/Newspix/REX

Australia experienced its third warmest year on record in 2014 with six major heat waves scorching the country, according to the Bureau of Meteorology...

2014 was 0.91C warmer than the long-term average, which is set between 1961 and 1990, the BoM’s annual climate statement said. This made 2014 Australia’s third warmest year since records began in 1910, behind 2013 and 2005