Ozone Layer Healing
Australia is on track to record its hottest day ever Australia could set a new record next week (16 December 2019) for the country's hottest day ever. The Bureau of Meteorology has warned that an unprecedented heatwave in Western Australia could make its way east and bring searing temperatures of more than 45C across much of southern Australia over the next week or so.
Apocalyptic Scenes in Australia as Fires Turn Skies Blood Red - The New York Times. As the fire stalked the east coast of Australia on Tuesday 31 Dec 2019, the daytime sky turned inky black, then blood red. Emergency sirens wailed, followed by the thunder of gas explosions. Thousands of residents fled their homes and huddled near the shore. There was nowhere else to go.
Unusual weather: above New Zealand, a rare stratospheric warming 50km up looms in the Southern Ocean. This has occurred previously only twice in the last 70 years. Auckland's run of wet weather could soon be one for the record books. Rain has fallen on each of the 24 days of August so far. And the sodden period may continue as a rare weather event forecast to start over the next week will potentially bring a wild September and October.