The disastrous bushfires in Australia, which killed three and displaced thousands, is partly due to the monsoon season ending late in India, according to an expert.
Trent Penhman, who is associated with the University of Melbourne and studies the behavior and formation of bushfires using real depictions of fuel, weather and topography, said the bushfires could be partly explained by monsoon season ending late in India, the sources reported on Sunday.
Australian state of New South Wales (NSW) is struggling to deal with uncommon bushfire season this year, which till now has killed three people, displaced thousands and destroyed over 150 homes.
“The global systems are all linked, we can’t dissociate them. But if you’re sitting in one area its very hard to imagine that the weather 10,000 kilometres away is actually going to have an impact,” Penham said.
Due to the bushfires, over 850,000 hectares of land in NSW have been destroyed since the start of the bushfire season this year, with authorities asking people to plan now and avoid bushfire-prone areas.
A state of emergency was declared on Monday, with authorities describing the crisis as “some of the most devastating bushfires we have ever seen”.
It is the first time the Sydney region, including the Blue Mountains and Central Coast, has faced a catastrophic warning in the 10-year history of fire danger ratings.