Australia’s Drought Likely to Continue for Another Three Months, Forecasters Warn

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Eastern Australia’s crippling drought, which has wilted crops and threatened livestock, will continue to intensify for at least the next three months, according to the country’s meteorological bureau. The entire Australian state of New South Wales — which accounts for a quarter of the country’s agricultural output by value — is currently experiencing drought conditions. Half of neighboring Queensland is in drought, as well as parts of Victoria and South Australia.

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