8 months Australia suffers hottest summer on record Manilatimes |World
SYDNEY: Australia suffered its hottest summer on record from December through February, and forecasts show the southern autumn would continue to be drier and warmer than average, the government said Thursday. “After a record hot December and January, it won’t come as a surprise that this summer will be our warmest on record,” said Andrew Watkins, manager of long-range forecasting at the Bureau of Meteorology. Although the final figures will not be available until Friday, the bureau said it was already clear the average maximum and mean temperature for the three months of summer would for the first time, be ... more