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Australia braces itself for a horror summer this year after experts have warned of a perfect storm of conditions causing a wave of forest fires and massive fish deaths (pictured fires in the Hunter region of New South Wales in August 2018)

Forest fires, burning temperatures and massive fish mortality: experts predict that a & # 39; perfect storm & # 39; of circumstances will lead to one of the worst summers ever of the nation

  • Australia braces itself for a horror summer after a record warm winter
  • Bush's fire hazard period began early August 1 in NSW amid surprising prospects
  • Bureau of Meteorology predicts hotter than average temperatures throughout the country
  • A disastrous season in the state's rivers is also predicted, leading to massive deaths from fish
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Australia is bracing itself for a horror summer this year after experts have warned of a perfect storm of conditions causing a wave of forest fires and massive fish deaths.

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The latest seasonal outlook for bushfire predicts above-average fire potential throughout Australia – including the entire New South Wales coastline.

The ominous warning from the Bushfire and Natural Hazard Cooperative Research Center is in the midst of the driest national start since 1970.

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Australia braces itself for a horror summer this year after experts have warned of a perfect storm of conditions causing a wave of forest fires and massive fish deaths (pictured fires in the Hunter region of New South Wales in August 2018)

Australia braces itself for a horror summer this year after experts have warned of a perfect storm of conditions causing a wave of forest fires and massive fish deaths (pictured fires in the Hunter region of New South Wales in August 2018)

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In the southern half of the country, the report shows, the period from January to July has been the driest ever.

The Bureau of Meteorology has since said that the current winter period will fall as one of the ten hottest records ever.

It comes when the BoM announces their weather forecasts for September to November – predicting that almost all of Australia would exceed average spring temperatures.

The period of the bush fire hazard in New South Wales has been extended this year to 1 August, well before the traditional start date in October.

It comes when the BoM announces their weather forecasts for September to November - predicting that almost all of Australia would exceed average spring temperatures

It comes when the BoM announces their weather forecasts for September to November - predicting that almost all of Australia would exceed average spring temperatures

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It comes when the BoM announces their weather forecasts for September to November – predicting that almost all of Australia would exceed average spring temperatures

Meanwhile, NSW agriculture minister Adam Marshall predicted on Wednesday & # 39; nothing less than a potential fish Armageddon & # 39; in the rivers of the state.

Low rainfall, low river flows and high temperatures caused hundreds of thousands of fish in the Murray-Darling basin last summer, and Mr. Marshall predicted more of the same in 2019.

& # 39; I'm not going to chop words – the situation we're dealing with this summer is nothing less than a potential fish Armageddon, & # 39; he said.

Meanwhile, NSW agriculture minister Adam Marshall predicted on Wednesday & # 39; nothing less than a potential fish Armageddon & # 39; in state rivers (depicted dead fish floating in the Darling River in Menindee in January)

Meanwhile, NSW agriculture minister Adam Marshall predicted on Wednesday & # 39; nothing less than a potential fish Armageddon & # 39; in state rivers (depicted dead fish floating in the Darling River in Menindee in January)

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NSWW agriculture minister Adam Marshall predicted on Wednesday & # 39; nothing less than a potential fish Armageddon & # 39; in state rivers (depicted dead fish floating in the Darling River in Menindee in January)

& # 39; I'm not going to chop words - the situation we're facing this summer is nothing less than a potential fish Armageddon, & # 39; said NSW agriculture minister Adam Marshall

& # 39; I'm not going to chop words - the situation we're facing this summer is nothing less than a potential fish Armageddon, & # 39; said NSW agriculture minister Adam Marshall

& # 39; I'm not going to chop words – the situation we're facing this summer is nothing less than a potential fish Armageddon, & # 39; said NSW agriculture minister Adam Marshall

The latest seasonal outlook for bushfire predicts above-average fire potential throughout Australia - including the entire New South Wales coastline

The latest seasonal outlook for bushfire predicts above-average fire potential throughout Australia - including the entire New South Wales coastline

The latest seasonal outlook for bushfire predicts above-average fire potential throughout Australia – including the entire New South Wales coastline

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& # 39; We are in the midst of the worst drought ever, with record low rainfall, record low inflow into our river systems and high temperatures predicted in the coming months. & # 39;

The agriculture department has now announced a $ 10 million package to pump oxygen into the rivers of New South Wales – and move fish in a special hatchery in the summer months.

& # 39; We are facing a perfect storm, which could result in large-scale fish death events this summer, even more important than we saw in Menindee earlier this year. & # 39;

WEATHER FORECAST FOR CITY

Sydney

Friday: Min 11 Max 15

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– 20 to 50 mm rain and cloudy

Saturday: Min 11 Max 19

– Possible morning shower and light wind

Sunday: Min 9 Max 22

– Mostly sunny with light wind

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Monday: Min 11 Max 22

– Sunny with light wind

Melbourne

Friday: Min 3 Max 16

– Morning frost and sunny

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Saturday: Min 7 Max 18

– Sunny with light wind

Sunday: Min 12 Max 19

– Light showers and cloudy

Monday: Min 8 Max 19

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– Light showers and windy

Perth

Friday: Min 12 Max 19

– 6 to 15 mm rain with thunderstorms

Saturday: Min 11 Max 20

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– Morning showers from 6 to 8 mm

Sunday: Min 11 Max 21

– Shower or two from 10 to 15 mm rain

Monday: Min 10 Max 20

– showers from 1 to 6 mm rain

Canberra

Friday: Min -2 Max 15

– Sunny and possibly morning frost

Saturday: Min -1 Max 17

– Sunny all day

Sunday: Min 1 Max 19

– Showers later in the day

Monday: Min 1 Max 19

– Possible showers

Adelaide

Friday: Min 5 Max 18

– Sunny with wind

Saturday: Min 10 Max 20

– More and more cloudy with possible showers

Sunday: Min 11 Max 17

– Partly cloudy with light rain

Monday: Min 8 Max 21

– Partly cloudy with possible showers

Darwin

Friday: Min 17 Max 32

– Sunny with light wind

Saturday: Min 18 Max 32

– Sunny with light wind

Sunday: Min 19 Max 32

– Sunny with morning mist

Monday: Min 20 Max 32

– Sunny with light wind

Hobart

Friday: Min 3 Max 15

– Sunny with morning frost

Saturday: Min 3 Max 19

– Mostly sunny with light wind

Sunday: Min 8 Max 17

– Possible late shower

Monday: Min 7 Max 17

– Possible shower

Brisbane

Friday: Min 12 Max 23

– Shower or two 0 to 3 mm rain

Saturday: Min 11 Max 24

– Mostly sunny with light wind

Sunday: Min 12 Max 26

– Mostly sunny with light wind

Monday: Min 12 Max 28

– Sunny with light wind

Source: Australian Bureau Of Meteorology

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