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'Neutral conditions' to ease bushfire threat

By Gail Liston, Wednesday November 28, 2012 - 15:40 EDT

The weather bureau says the bushfire season in central Australia should be nowhere near as bad as last year.

Climatologist Max Gonzalez says the long-range forecast indicates the centre is heading into a neutral weather pattern with average temperatures and rainfall.

He says temperatures should be in the mid to high 30s until February.

"Things have actually changed quite dramatically over the past three months, especially in the Pacific Ocean and now we are looking at neutral conditions," he said.

"That's why we are actually talking about neutral rainfall and neutral temperatures."


- ABC

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