NEWS BRIEFING: BoM Annual Climate Statement 2019

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*BRIEFING Recording available* The Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) has released its 2019 Annual Climate Statement, showing 2019 was both the warmest and driest year on record for Australia. Australia's average mean temperature in 2019 was 1.52°C above average, making it the warmest on record, while the national average rainfall total in 2019 was 277 mm, the lowest on record. The record warm and dry year was one of the key factors influencing recent and current fire conditions in large parts of the country, according to the Bureau. Join us for this online briefing, when the Bureau's Head of Climate Monitoring will discuss the latest stats.

Organisation/s: Bureau of Meteorology, Australian Science Media Centre

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  • Dr Karl Braganza is Head of Climate Monitoring at the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM)

Date: Wed 8th Jan 2020
Start Time: 10:00am AEDT
Duration: Approx 45 min 
Venue: Online

This event has now ended. You can find a full briefing recording below, or by clicking here.

For further information, please contact the AusSMC on 08 7120 8666 or email


  • Australian Science Media Centre
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