Climate Index shows extreme weather continues

Climate Index shows extreme weather continues

By September 12, 2019News

According to the Australian Actuaries Climate Index (AACI) Autumn 2019 has continued the pattern of extreme weather:  last Autumn ranked as the second most extreme in the number of hot days every recorded in the three months from March, and the third when ranked against all seasons.

Autumn continues the pattern seen in the Index over a number of seasons as Australia continues to break high temperature records.

According to Finity’s Tim Andrews who collates the index, “It is expected we will continue to see temperature records broken over the years to come.”

Actuaries Institute President Nicolette Rubinsztein said the quarterly data allows regulators, companies, scientists and others to monitor trends in extremes, based on the data from weather bureau stations.

"It is crucial to build the Index over time, so we can assess change based on data and objectively contribute to this important public policy issue,” Ms Rubinsztein said.

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