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Australia’s winter is officially broken


The Bureau of Meteorology has said high levels of evaporation has been a feature of winter. Picture: Bureau of Meteorology

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 the occasional freezing cold night could still creep up on us.

The Bureau of Meteorology released its three month climate outlook 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.

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The Bureau of Meteorology has said high levels of evaporation, rather than rainfall, has been a feature of winter. Picture: Bureau of MeteorologySource:Supplied

“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

Read the full article at: http://www.news.com.au/technology/environment/australias-dry-and-warm-winter-set-to-continue-into-spring/news-story/1e38f44035e5d9fe507646dc8fb083c4

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