Even though snow is currently blowing through Gisborne, looking into spring and summer the Bushfire CRC has projected the likelihood of severe fires to be higher than normal. With most of Australia experiencing a combination of above average temperatures and below average rainfall over winter, large parts of the country face above normal bushfire potential for the fire season. The Southern Australia Seasonal Bushfire Outlook 2017 shows the most at risk areas. The warmer and drier than average weather over recent months, combined with the forecasts for spring, suggest that the southern fire season is likely to commence earlier than usual and be more active than normal.
What are you doing to prepare yourself and reduce the fire risk of your property?
For full details, please visit https://www.bnhcrc.com.au/hazardnotes/38