Weather ‘merry-go-round’ poses new risks for fire-ravaged Australia

Channel NewsAsia | Jan 21, 2020 at 6:59 AM
  • A “merry-go-round” of extreme weather was hampering efforts by firefighters in Australia to tackle unprecedented bushfires that have killed at least 29 people and devastated vast swathes of the country.
  • Further north in New South Wales state, heavy rains have also been welcomed in some areas but in others it has left fire-ravaged areas too damp to undertake preventative controlled burns.
  • Authorities there are bracing for elevated fire danger on Thursday, when temperatures in parts of the state will tip above 40 degrees Celsius.