2017 continued a long trend of increasing heat, ‘angry summers’ and smashed weather records across Australia. The country experienced its third warmest year on record; the annual average temperature across the continent was 0.95°C warmer than the 1961-1990 average (BoM 2018). The maximum temperatures across the country were the second highest on record. Oceans around Australia also recorded temperatures through 2017 that were well above average.
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