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Sattelite image of low pressure system off the coast of Australia

Image courtesy of NASA

2010 is the third wettest year on record, and the coolest year since 2001 according to the 2010 Australian Climate Statement from SEARCH project partner organisation The Bureau of Meteorology.

The BOM report shows that the La Niña event that is currently in effect has brought heavy rain, which has eased drought and caused recent flooding.

The report is available from the Bureau of Meteorology’s website.

Meanwhile, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has also released its 2010 State of the Climate global analysis.  According to the report, which looks at global land and ocean surface temperatures, 2010 tied with 2005 as the hottest year on record.

The State of the Climate analyis is available from the NCDC website.

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