The next comparison is between August 2019 and December 2019 – this time zoomed in further in NE NSW. August is one of the driest months of the year for this region – compared to a traditionally much wetter month (December). But the most amazing (and sad) feature is that vast forests can be seen burnt out. Once green forests and rainforests have been burnt to such a severe extent that their dead and brown vegetation is showing up as large brown areas on the satellite imagery.
At the time this was written, nearly 20,000 square kilometres of land has been burnt out by bushfires this season. As a comparison – this is approximately half the size of Switzerland.