Annual Climate Report 2010

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The Annual Climate Report 2010 report is the Bureau of Meteorology's official summary of the Australian climate in 2010. It contains descriptions of Australia's rainfall and temperature patterns during the year, and documents significant weather and climate events.

The report notes that 2010 was Australia's second wettest year on record, with floods affecting large areas of northern and eastern Australia. In contrast extremely dry conditions were experienced in the southwest of Western Australia, with that region experiencing its driest year on record. The summary also notes that it was the globe's equal warmest year on record, while sea level was also at record high levels in 2010.

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