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Victoria Sea Surface Temperature

The sea surface temperature (SST) varies much more slowly than atmospheric temperatures due to the heat capacity of water. As such, the SSTs lag the atmospheric temperatures on a seasonal timescale by about 3 months. The lowest SSTs are usually observed in early Spring and the highest SSTs are observed in early Autumn.

In tropical regions, SSTs greater than 26°C are considered suitable for formation of tropical cyclones.

The data displayed in this map is the weekly average, centred on the date shown.

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Several new areas of Tasmania named as having an above average bushfire risk this season

ABC image 21:29 EDT The Bushfire and Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centre has re-examined its seasonal bushfire outlook for Tasmania and has added several new areas of the state as above average for bushfire potential this season.

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