There were high hopes the La Nina would bring a load of rain, but the Weather Bureau’s three-month anomaly map for Nov/Dec/Jan 2020-21 tells the story.
The south-west’s drying trend appears to be continuing.
At least Tasmania didn’t burn this year (yet), as it did in 2019.
The Wandering Foxbat (an aerial video YouTube channel) toured the south-west after the Gell River fire, here’s their graphic footage showing the charred Tasmanian moonscape … https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n7XdzB32f28
You can see some of this country before the fires on the same channel here … https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3YT4wpbCUE
Sad to think how much wildlife was lost, as there were three major wilderness infernos at the time.
Maybe these fires were the final “bullet” for the thylacines?