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Fri Jan 18, 2013, 09:51 AM

Sydney heat soars beyond forecast as bushfires continue


SYDNEY has smashed previous records, marking its hottest day ever, as regional areas increase bushfire warnings to 'extreme'.

The Bureau of Meteorology said the southerly change is now due to hit Sydney about 8pm, and because of the extreme heat it has warned the change could come with strong winds.

Thunderstorms unconnected to the southerly change have already hit some parts of Sydney, bringing rain, and in one cause, gale force winds.

At Terrey Hills about 5.30pm a short but intense thunderstorm generated winds gusting up to 103kmh, the bureau said. The storm brought down trees and caused some damage to homes. ................(more)

The complete piece is at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/another-scorcher-stoking-fire-fears/story-e6frg6n6-1226556150157



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marmar Jan 2013 OP
hogwyld Jan 2013 #1
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Response to marmar (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 09:56 AM

1. But global warming is a hoax

Or so that's what the oil and gas industry try to tell us.

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Response to hogwyld (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 10:15 AM

2. Thanks for reminding me.


It's hard to remember that with all this news.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 05:53 PM

3. not looking forward to our summer at all

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