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Australia Heat

Australians have just experienced the warmest September since records began, with temperatures almost 3 degrees Celsius above the long-term average. The latest record also makes the past 12 months the warmest documented and 2013 will likely be the hottest calendar year in Australia, surpassing 2005. Climate change is increasing the risk of more frequent and longer heatwaves and more extreme hot days, as well as exacerbating bushfire conditions in Australia.

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The image shows the maximum temperature deciles across Australia for September 2013, showing which areas are the highest on record. Credit: Australian Bureau of Meteorology

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