Wet year just a blip on horizon in long term drying trend according to climate report

Gregor Heard
Updated December 20 2022 - 8:52am, first published December 15 2022 - 6:00pm
Winter rain is declining, particularly in southern Australia, according to data in the State of the Climate report by the Bureau of Meteorology and CSIRO.
Winter rain is declining, particularly in southern Australia, according to data in the State of the Climate report by the Bureau of Meteorology and CSIRO.

AS SOUTHERN Australia shivers through a cold snap that has seen centres such as Melbourne record their coldest summer day in over a decade, climate officials have warned it is only a blip on the horizon of a warming and drying trend.

Gregor Heard

Gregor Heard

National Grains Industry Reporter

Gregor Heard is ACM's national grains industry reporter, based in Horsham, Victoria. He has a wealth of knowledge surrounding the cropping sector through his 15 years in the role. Prior to that he was with the Fairfax network as a reporter with Stock & Land. Some of the major issues he has reported on during his time with the company include the deregulation of the export wheat market, the introduction of genetically modified crops and the fight to protect growers better from grain trader insolvencies. Still involved with the family farm he is passionate about rural Australia and its people and hopes to use his role to act as an advocate for those involved in the grain sector.

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