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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.
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.