Australia: Farmers feel the heat as drought advances

Sydney Morning Herald: "The burning heat has just scorched everything off right back to the ground and then these hot winds have just blown it all away": Rod Barnes. Photo: Paul Mathews Sydney has recorded its lowest summer rainfall to date in more than 70 years, as the state swelters through its driest January in more than a decade. Since December, the city has had just 48.4 millimetres of rain, a little more than a quarter of the usual amount, and the lowest since 1941-42, said Acacia Pepler, a climatologist at the......

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