South-west still dry despite La Nina

Rainfall to February 2021
Rainfall to February 2021

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 …

You can see some of this country before the fires on the same channel here …

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?

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