High temperatures, bushfires may return to Australia from next week

The Hindu Business Line | Jan 23, 2020 at 7:58 AM
  • The deterministic GFS model indicates local amounts exceeding 20 cm within the week across the Northern Territory and Queensland.
  • This wind flow and humidity is likely to combine with surface troughs over the continent to generate significant rainfall, extending from the Kimberley region of West Australia, across nearly all of the Northern Territory and throughout Queensland.
  • If the MJO pulse tracks further East over the tropical East Pacific Ocean, then North Australia and the Maritime Continent (South-East Asian region covering Indonesia, the Philippines and Papua New Guinea) would typically enter a period of suppressed cloudiness and rainfall.