Australia: March heat has forecasters wondering ‘who stole autumn’?

Age: Melbourne's March is already deep into record heat territory. With today's 30-plus maximum reached, the city has notched nine such days in a row, breaking the record for heatwave duration of eight days. All four previous events over the past 156 years happened in January or February, and the last one 52 years ago. Where's autumn? Weatherzone senior meteorologist Brett Dutschke said warmer-than-normal ocean temperatures and a southerly shift in the jetstream meant there was little sign of autumn......

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