How your computer could reveal what’s driving record rain and heat in Australia and NZ

Conversation: 2013 was a record-breaking year for extreme heat in Australia and New Zealand. More than 70% of Australia recorded temperatures above 42°C, with temperatures exceeding 48°C at a number of locations. On 7 January 2013, Australia experienced its hottest day on record with a national average maximum temperature of 40.3°C. Meanwhile, in New Zealand the news at the time was dominated by drought. From January to March 2013, the North Island experienced an average of almost 80 days without rain, far......

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