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Reported by Chinanews.com, forest fire has burned more than 9,000 hectares in Western Australia since 2 Jan 2021. A severe heatwave is expected over the next few days in Western Australia, with the highest temperature generally reaching more than 37, and some areas exceeding 40.

In addition, there will be 6-10 m/s easterly wind and very low relative humidity in the above areas. Under the above heatwave conditions, the risk of forest fire remains very high in these regions.


Fig1. High temperature forecast for Australia in 11 Jan 2021.

Fig2. GRAPES-GFS Model Forecast of 2m Relative Humidity and Sea Level Pressure at 8 Jan 2021

(Editor: Yang Shunan)