Table 1 Correlation matrix between burned area and climatic variables.

* and ** indicate significance at the 95 and 99% confidence level based on Student’s t test, respectively.

JanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMayJune
Niño 3.40.130.140.130.110.060.10
AO0.100.430.46*−0.070.16−0.08
850-hPa geopotential height0.060.60**0.77**0.210.110.09
Temperature0.080.410.54*0.46*−0.37−0.19
Precipitation−0.18−0.40−0.32−0.27−0.14−0.08
Potential evapotranspiration0.140.280.56**0.50*−0.08−0.11