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Australia's summer of extremes ends after cooler temperatures, below average rain

Parts of eastern and central Australia have just recorded their coolest summer in more than a decade, but La Niña's loosened grip meant rainfall was well below recent years.

The low temperatures were abnormal as climate change now ensures the vast majority of seasons are warmer than past years, even when the cooling influence of La Niña is present. 

Statistical highlights included Canberra's coolest summer nights in 38 years and Sydney's coolest in 23 years.

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A person holds an umbrella as they look over a rainy Sydney Harbour toward the Opera House

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