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Winter in Australia will disappear by 2050, new research claims

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Bondi Beach in Sydney, Australia. (Getty)
  • Visual design and climate change academics have teamed up to help Australians see how winter will disappear and a "new summer" will emerge by 2050.
  • The visualisation shows that winter as we know it will disappear, while a "new summer" with sustained temperature peaks sometimes well above 40ºC will become normal.

  • Academics from the School of Art & Design (SOA&D) and the Australian National University Climate Change Institute have created a tool that allows users to see how climate change will impact temperatures for thousands of towns across Australia.

    The visualisation shows that winter as we know it will disappear, while a "new summer" with sustained temperature peaks sometimes well above 40ºC  will become normal.

    Climate Change tool shows Canberra’s weather by 2050 Supplied

    "We looked at the historical average temperatures of each season and compared them to the projected data and what we find everywhere is that there's really no period of a sustained or lasting winter," SOA&D Senior Lecturer Dr Geoff Hinchliffe said in the release.

    "In 30 years' time winter as we know it will be non-existent. It ceases to be everywhere apart from a few places in Tasmania," he said.

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