|Leo's small carbon footprint rowboat at the World Cup|
|Courier Mail Photo. Picture: David Caird.|
"He said the El Niño continued to dominate the climate in Australia, keeping it hot over summer, but the epic weather event, which has a drying influence, is expected to weaken in the middle of this year.” "Right across the country we saw a scorching summer with warmer than average temperatures. Dr Watkins said southern parts of the country experienced short, sharp heat events but WA suffered through prolonged heatwaves." “In early February there were four days in a row over 40C in Perth, equalling the record set in 1933,” he said. "On February 11, nine of the hottest spots in the world were in WA"