Australia’s Terrifying ‘Fire Clouds’ Are Here to Stay

Vice | Jan 16, 2020 at 11:46 AM
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  • As Australia’s massive bushfires have raged, some fires have grown so large and so fierce that they’ve started to create their own weather: fire clouds, full of lightning that starts new fires and heavy winds that spread them.
  • In late December, Australia’s fires grew even worse, partly because of lightning, embers, and strong winds from localized pyrocumulonimbus clouds that sparked even more blazes.