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See how the winds are affecting bushfire conditions around the country

By Colin Gourlay, Simon Elvery, Ben Spraggon, and Joshua Byrd, Monday November 18, 2019 - 10:21 EDT

Strong and changeable winds can have a huge impact on how bushfires start and spread and how firefighters are able to try and contain them. See what the winds are doing now in the areas around the country that are being impacted by bushfires.

This map only shows wind — for the latest updates on bushfires, visit these websites: , , and .



Queensland





New South Wales






Western Australia





South Australia





So what am I looking at?



Each arrow represents a reading from a weather station. The length of the arrow and the colour represents the wind speed, and the arrow flows in the direction of the wind.

These observations have been taken from the Further information can be found at .


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