Rain in Australian dampens bushfires but long-term relief unlikely until March, forecasters warn

The Telegraph | Jan 16, 2020 at 9:01 AM
  • Heavy rain fell across parts of fire-ravaged eastern Australia on Thursday and more wet weather was forecast, giving some relief following months of catastrophic blazes fuelled by climate change.
  • Sustained hot weather and rare periods of light rain in the affected areas have deepened the crisis.
  • This week’s rains could also make battles harder for firefighters in some cases, by making it harder for trucks to venture deep into forests on muddy tracks, authorities warned.