Bureau confirms 2015 was Australia's fifth-warmest year on record

Bureau confirms 2015 was Australia's fifth-warmest year on record

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19 January 2016

Today’s release of the Bureau of Meteorology's Annual Climate Statement confirms the dominant influence of El Niño on Australia’s climate during 2015, with warmer than average temperatures recorded across the country.

Rainfall was well below average in southwest Western Australia, southeast South Australia, western to central Victoria, much of Tasmania and a large area of inland Queensland.

Acting Assistant Director for Climate Information Services, Dr Scott Power, said temperatures ranked as the fifth warmest on record for Australia in 2015.

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