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Drought in Southeastern Australia

Spring started warm and dry in much of Australia. In addition to high land surface temperatures in September 2006, many of the country's agricultural areas were facing 6- to 12-month rainfall deficiencies.
Australia Unusually Warm in November 2006
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Australia Unusually Warm in November 2006

Deep red paints the coastal mountains of southeastern Australia, hangs over the continent’s arid interior, and dots much of the rest of the land in this image, indicating that unusually high temperatures reigned in November 2006.

Published Dec 28, 2006

Image of the Day Heat Land Drought