Australia has been burning for the last month. We’ve had hundreds of fires and an immense area of the country has burnt (when you consider 85% of the population live within 50km / 31 miles of the coast).
To give you an idea, the map below is the status as of today in just one state (and territory). The whole eastern coastline looks like this (and the western and southern ones have fires as well).
Below is a photo taken near Port Macquarie (right on the coast in about the centre of the map above – you can see the “rt” with “”arie” underneath it)
We are only 6 days into summer. We’re already in drought with no rain forecast for at least the next few months. A very hot summer predicted (el Nino conditions for any weather buffs out there).
If anyone knows a good rain dance, please share!