Sunday, 24 September 2017
Hume Highway cut by bushfire, temperature records tumble as east coast swelters
"Wilcania airport has reached 40.5C, Whitecliffe has reached 40.3C, Delta has reached 40.2C and Bourke 40 degrees," he said.
Hot and dry conditions also affected Queensland, where Birdsville reached a top of 41.6C, while in Victoria, Mildura is expected to record its hottest September day on record, reaching 37.7C.
New Victorian state record for September - 37.7C (99.9F) at Mildura and a few hours to go... http://www.bom.gov.au/places/vic/
3:27 PM - 23 Sep 2017
Record high temps for Sept forecast for Saturday, 41C Wanaaring, 40C Bourke and 36C Dubbo #NSWweather Watch temps at http://www.bom.gov.au/nsw/observations/nswall.shtml …
3:49 PM - 21 Sep 2017
Shaping up to be a hot day across #NSW with temperatures forecast to break September records in several locations http://www.bom.gov.au/australia/meteye/ …
11:20 AM - 23 Sep 2017
While Germany prepares to go to the polls shit is going down in Spain. I’m not even going to talk about Britain!
Spain In Crisis: Catalan Police Reject Madrid Takeover, Vow To "Resist"
The prosecutor had ordered that the Catalan police, the Spanish National Police and Spain's Guardia Civil be managed from the Ministry of Home Affairs in Madrid. The decision, according to the prosecution, aims at "reinforcing the operation to prevent crime and to keep public order" a week before the October 1 independence referendum.
The decision was announced during a meeting between the prosecutor and the chiefs of the three police forces.
Spain has taken control of Catalonia’s police force in a new move to prevent a planned independence referendum from being held.
The German election..
Pentagon To Probe "Evacuation Hoax" Messages Sent To US Soldiers In South Korea
“We have no accurate way to know how many people received it,” the spokesman said. “Incidents were ‘self-reported’ and many people claimed the message disappeared as soon as they unlocked their phone.”
“The good news here is: informed, savvy family members plus an engaged chain of command means no panic or over-reaction,” he added. “We had no reports of anyone acting on message other than notifying the appropriate authorities.”