BOM: 2019 was the hottest summer ever

This summer has been truly exceptional. The warmest summer on record. There have been fires, floods, heatwaves, cyclones, dust storms and snow. Now, the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) says there is little relief on the way this autumn.

Key points:

  • 2018/2019 was the hottest summer on record

  • Above average autumn temperatures expected throughout

  • Dry autumn expected for eastern Australia

The BOM's autumn outlook has been released and it confirms all of the things we didn't want to hear:

  • summer broke the temperature record;

  • apart from the flooding rains in Queensland it was very dry;

  • autumn is looking warm and dry in the east; and

  • the autumn break could be delayed.

Click on the image to access the ABC report .