Bureau confirms 2014 as Australia’s third warmest year on record

Bureau confirms 2014 as Australia’s third warmest year on record

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13 January 2015

Today’s release of the Bureau of Meteorology Annual Climate Statement 2014 confirms Australia has recorded its third warmest calendar year since national records began in 1910.

Assistant Director for Climate Information Services, Neil Plummer, said 2014 was characterised by frequent heatwaves and warm spells, and a notable reduction in cold weather. “Much of Australia experienced temperatures very much above average in 2014, with mean temperatures 0.91 °C above the long-term average,” said Mr Plummer.“This follows the warmest year on record in 2013, which was 1.20 °C warmer than average.

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