Last update: January 18th, 2020 at 8:00 am
Fire Danger Extreme in New South Wales. New South Wales, Australia, has been experiencing severe drought in late 2002. Crops have suffered, and wildfire danger is extreme. In southeast New South Wales, multiple large wildfires are burning both north and south of Sydney. Also which can be seen roughly in the center of the image.
Throughout the territory, people have been evacuated from their homes or have been urged to remain indoors and watchful. This true-color Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) was captured by the Aqua satellite on December 4, 2002, and shows active fires marked with red outlines. In the southern part of the image, large plumes of grayish-brown smoke waft out over the Tasman Sea.
CrediSouth Wales is a loosely defined region of Wales bordered by England and the Bristol Channel to the east and south. It has a population of around 2.2 million, almost three-quarters of the whole of Wales, including 400,000 in Cardiff, 250,000 in Swansea and 150,000 in Newport.
Generally considered to include the historic counties of Glamorgan and Monmouthshire, South Wales extends westwards to include Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire. In the western extent, from Swansea westwards, local people would probably recognise that they lived in both south Wales and west Wales.