Tasmania was lucky this year. Bushfires started in October, then a polar blast swept over the island and it rained for more than a week.
The picture above is Tasmania’s Snowy Range, taken during the middle of the wet, cold and windy weather. You need to see this pic on a big screen.
Sadly, the cold, wet weather did not make it as far north as NSW, which was tinder dry and on fire.
Whether the NSW conditions were catastrophic depended where you took the fire outlook from, the newspapers or the NSW Rural Fire Service website. See pic below.
Given that the NSW/SEQ fires will likely burn all summer, it is an unfolding catastrophe regardless. Lives and homes have already been lost.
If you think this is just another Australian fire season, read this.