Meter boxes and irrigation meters are getting some new, big-name fans, with both being in the news this week as they were predicted to be among the last big pieces of the climate change puzzle to disappear.
The new forecasts from the Australian Bureau of Meteorology (ABS) are expected to see water temperatures in the north-west of Australia drop to near -50C in the next 20 years.
The drought is set to get worse, with the average of drought conditions across most of Australia already reaching 4.8C (10.6F).
And while water temperatures have dropped, drought conditions are forecast to remain higher.
But they are forecast not to last long, and in the future, water temperatures will likely be a lot higher.
As a result, Australia could see more severe droughts, with rainfall forecasts being much more realistic than they were last week, according to ABS forecaster Michael Hargreaves.
He told the ABC’s AM program on Monday that the drought in the northern states of Victoria, Western Australia and New South Wales had already reached their highest level since the 1950s.
But even more worrying for many, the drought conditions have become so severe that drought conditions were actually forecast to be even more extreme than they are now, with some forecasters predicting up to 2C (4.8F) of rainfall.
“The average for this year is 1.6C (3.3F), so it is a big drop in drought conditions,” Mr Hargrews said.
It means the next 15 to 20 years will be very dry.” “
It’s a huge drop in the drought.
It means the next 15 to 20 years will be very dry.”
The ABS’ forecasts are also a result of new computer modelling that shows water temperatures could reach -40C by 2060.
That is a forecast that the Australian Meteorological Department (AEMA) has warned could become reality as drought conditions become even more severe.
The outlook for water temperatures is also likely to worsen as the year progresses.
Mr Haguens forecast that rainfall conditions will rise to 2.5C (6.2F) in 2060, with most areas expected to reach between 2C and 4C (5F) above the drought stage.
However, if drought conditions continue to worsen, then rainfall could reach 2.7C (7.5F), with the most severe rainfall predicted to occur in the Northern Territory and Queensland in 2070.
If those projections are borne out, the ABC understands that water temperatures and rainfall levels will become increasingly extreme in some parts of Australia by 2070, while in the south-east of the country, the state of Queensland is forecast to reach a maximum of 2.9C (8.5G) in the coming decade.
While Mr Haughes forecast the state to get wetter, more extreme conditions are also forecast to occur further north, where rainfall levels are predicted to reach 3C (9.5M).
While water temperatures are forecast only to fall by about 0.5°C (1.2°F) each year, that is a lot of water, and the weather in the state is expected to be much drier than it was just a few years ago.
In a climate change scenario, it means that water could become even hotter than it already is in some areas.
In a paper published in the journal Climatic Change, Professor Mark Spencer, from the University of Adelaide, and colleagues found that the extreme weather events that have already occurred are expected not to be reversed, and that the average annual temperature will continue to rise in some places in Australia.
According to the paper, the average increase in the average temperature in Australia from 1880 to 2030 is 1°C, or 1.5 degrees Celsius, while the average in New South Zealand and Australia is 1C, 1.3 degrees Celsius.
A number of other researchers have been working on the issue of the water cycle, which is one of the factors that contributes to the climate system, including Professor Haughees team.
“There is no question that it’s getting hotter in many places in the world, and water is not coming from the ground anymore,” he told AM on Monday.
“The problem is that we don’t understand why this is happening.
[This] means we don