Bushfire Seasonal Outlook - Spring 2022

The Bushfire Seasonal Outlook has been released for Spring 2022. The ACT received average rainfall for much of winter and a very wet start to August with more than a month's average rainfall received in one day.

With a negative IOD underway and looking to persist through spring, above average rainfall is likely for this outlook period. Maximum (daytime) temperatures are forecast to be around average and minimum (overnight) temperatures are forecast to be above average throughout the period. Given the very wet start to August across the ACT and the outlook for above average rainfall throughout spring, below normal fire potential is expected for ACT during spring. Should the expected above average rainfall not be received, then we would expect to see normal fire potential for grasslands in the ACT during spring.

Fire agencies and land managers will continue to undertake prescribed burning when conditions allow throughout spring. ACT residents can monitor prescribed burns that are being planned and undertaken through either the ACT Emergency Services Agency and ACT Parks and Conservation Service websites or Fires Near Me App.