Relief as rain falls over Australian bushfires

Dawn | Jan 17, 2020 at 6:59 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.
  • Still, with January, February and March typically seeing some of the hottest weather in Australia, the bushfire crisis was far from over.
  • The fires have destroyed more than 2,000 homes and burnt 10 million hectares (25 million acres) of land — an area larger than South Korea or Portugal.