You are in the STAGING environment

Document / Publication

  • Do more with your content!Discover PreventionWeb Services
  • Australian seasonal bushfire outlook: December 2020 – February 2021
    https://www.preventionweb.net/go/74958

    Email sent!

    An email has been sent to the email addresses provided, with a link to this content.

    Thank you for sharing!

    OK

Australian seasonal bushfire outlook: December 2020 – February 2021

Source(s):  Bushfire and Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centre (BNHCRC)

Australia’s climate is now under the influence of La Niña, and as a result, the landscape and weather conditions continue to be vastly different from the previous two years. Weather conditions for the year to date, and the summer climate signals, mean that large parts of New South Wales west of the Great Dividing Range face above-normal fire conditions, as well as grassland areas of the ACT and into northeastern Victoria. Grass and crop fires are the main concern in these locations for the summer months as the growth dries out in the warmer weather.

Western Australia has largely missed out on the rainfall in 2020 and conditions are very dry, with parts of the south and southwest coasts expecting above-normal fire conditions through summer.

It is important to remember that areas designated as normal fire potential may experience fires. Fire is a regular occurrence across Australia, and it is important to remember that areas designated as normal fire potential will still see fires. Normal fire risk does not mean there is no risk.

The Australian Seasonal Bushfire Outlook is produced quarterly to be used by fire authorities to make strategic decisions such as resource planning and prescribed fire management to reduce the negative impacts of bushfire.



Add this content to your collection!

Enter an existing tag to add this content to one or more of your current collections. To start a new collection, enter a new tag below.

See My collections to name and share your collection
Back to search results to find more content to tag

Log in to add your tags
  • Australian seasonal bushfire outlook: December 2020 – February 2021
  • Publication date 2020
  • Number of pages 4 p.

Please note:Content is displayed as last posted by a PreventionWeb community member or editor. The views expressed therein are not necessarily those of UNDRR PreventionWeb, or its sponsors. See our terms of use