WE COULD BE HEADING FOR A HORROR BUSHFIRE SEASON
The New South Wales Rural Fire Service (RFS) is predicting a possible early start to the bushfire season in New South Wales as parts of the state continue to experience a prolonged dry spell.
The Bureau of Meteorology has forecast a neutral El Nino outlook over the next few months and some of the state’s most significant fires have flared up in similar weather.
“We’ve seen some of the worst fires in recent years on a neutral El Nino,” Commissioner of the New South Wales Rural Fire Service said”
“Whether it is the January fires of 2013 or the October fires of 2013, where we saw some extraordinary fire behaviour and some very damaging and destructive fires” he said
The statutory bushfire danger period usually spans October 1 to March 31, but the RFS will consider bringing if forward for some areas of the state if conditions worsen.
Source ABC News