KEY FINDINGS INCLUDE:
- Australia had its warmest winter on record, in terms of average maximum temperatures, reaching nearly 2ºC above average.
- More than 260 heat and low rainfall records were broken during the winter months.
- The nation experienced its second driest June on record and the driest winter since 2002.
- The exceptionally warm and dry winter was made 60 times more likely by climate change.
- Australia’s average winter temperatures have increased by around 1ºC since 1910, driven by climate change, as a direct result of burning fossil fuels – coal, oil and gas.
- Winter warm spells are lasting longer, occurring more often and becoming more intense.