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Australia, Winter Is Officially BROKEN

When you think of winter, what do you picture in your head?

Most probably bitter chill and rain, right?

However, Australia hasn’t had much of either this winter.

In fact, Australia has just endured its second driest June in more than a century as the country’s virtually rainless winter continues.


And it’s set to continue with a warm end to winter, but still with the occasional freezing cold night.

The Bureau of Meteorology released its three month climate outlook, which runs to October on Thursday with a prediction a lingering high pressure system over the south east that has brought blue skies will linger even longer.

“Australia has had the second driest June in 118 years and July has been drier than the average for the south,” Andrew Watkins, Senior Climatologist at the weather bureau said. Both Melbourne and Canberra have had their driest start to winter for 38 years with just 40mm and 12mm of rain respectively.

This Sunday is expected to get as high as 26C in Sydney, the average for a typical December — not July — day.



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