WA coastline facing marine heatwave in early 2021, CSIRO predicts


Published By: Climate change | The Guardian Link: https://www.findclimateanswers.com/wa-coastline-facing-marine-heatwave-in-early-2021-csiro-predicts/

Exclusive: Ocean temperatures to peak at about 1C above average in April, according to forecast, threatening marine life and coral

Western Australia’s coastline is set for a marine heatwave in the early months of 2021, with temperatures rising to their highest level for a decade, according to a newly developed forecast from CSIRO.

Ocean temperatures from Ningaloo to Perth will peak at about 1C above average in April, according to the forecast produced using climate models, observations and machine learning.

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