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Figure Eight Pools in Sydney is one of Australia’s top spots for beach goers
Figure Eight Pools just outside of Sydney has become one of Australia’s top spots for visitors and locals like, to take a dip and take a photo in and around scenic pools in Sydney’s Royal National Park.
The Figure Eight pools are actually considered fairly dangerous as well, so you should be careful when visiting.
Ferry McFerry Face is the new Sydney Ferry name, after a public vote
Meet Ferry McFerry Face, the new BoatY McBoatFace of Australia.
No this is not an April fools joke.
After a public campaign asked for a name for Sydney’s new fleet of Sydney Harbour Ferry boats, Ferry McFerry Face wins.
In July 2016 the New South Wales government announced a public initiative and the Sydney media were already priming for the name.
“This is an Australian first, we’re opening up naming suggestions to the public and six of those names will take a place in Sydney’s history forever,” Transport Minister Andrew Constance told the Sydney media at the time.
18-months later, the Minister is proclaiming his new vessel.
“Given Boaty was already taken by another vessel, we’ve gone with the next most popular name nominated by Sydneysiders,” Constance told ABC News Sydney.
“Ferry McFerryface will be the harbour’s newest icon, and I hope it brings a smile to the faces of visitors and locals alike.
15,000 Sydneysiders suggested names for the Sydney Ferry fleet, currently under construction in Tasmania.
In 2015, a similar British competition established the name ‘Boaty McBoatFace’ after a popular online competition. A push on social media ensured hundreds of thousands threw their support behind the name, that at the time was rejected. A small Royal Research ship was named eventually.
Sydney 40C September – Hottest Every Spring Day for Sydney?
It’s going to hit 40C in Sydney City on Saturday September 23 2017, the BOM of NSW just announced.
In NSW, the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) said the mercury hit 40C at Wilcannia airport about 1:00pm, in what is a new September record for New South Wales.
BOM said the last record of 39.6C was set in 2004.
The weather bureau earlier said it expected expected the mercury in Bourke to reach 40C.
In Sydney, the temperature is expected to hit 37 degrees Celsius in Richmond and Penrith, while the CBD is forecast to reach 33C.
BoM duty forecaster Mohammed Nabi said strong winds would push the heat from the middle of Australia across NSW.
“The set-up we’ve got is a large high pressure in the Tasman Sea and a cold front approaching from the south-west,” he said.
“That is going to turn all the winds north-westerly over much of New South Wales.
“We don’t have much cloud over the central part of the continent. Those north-westerly winds are coming from the middle part of the continent which is hot and dry.
“The winds will be strong enough to push the heat all the way through much of the state.”
Kurri Kurri Storm – Town Hit By Massive Storm Cell, Looks Like Cyclone Hit
A huge storm has hit NSW, the Kurri Kurri storm damage was massive.
Two people were injured, cars damaged, homes have no roofs and trees are down along with power lines, as massive storms hit NSW today. There was extreme weather in Sydney and across the state with snow in the Blue Mountains as well as severe winds that caused major damage. All just before Summer 2017/18 begins.
Video, Images of Extreme Weather Event in NSW November 6 2017, as massive damage reported across Sydney and NSW
Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds and large hailstones in the warning area over the next several hours. Giant hail and destructive winds are possible with thunderstorms over the North West Slopes and Plains, parts of the Upper Hunter, and inland parts of the Mid-North Coast. Locations which may be affected include Port Macquarie, Taree, Armidale, Tamworth, Gunnedah, Moree, Narrabri, Walgett and Lightning Ridge.
4cm hail (golfball-sized) was observed at Narrabri around 3:20pm.
The State Emergency Service advises that people should:
* Move your car under cover or away from trees.
* Secure or put away loose items around your house, yard and balcony.
* Keep at least 8 metres away from fallen power lines or objects that may be energised, such as fences.
* Report fallen power lines to either Ausgrid on 131 388, or Endeavour Energy on 131 003 or Essential Energy on 132 080, as shown on your power bill.
* Unplug computers and appliances.
* Avoid using the phone during the storm.
* Stay indoors away from windows, and keep children and pets indoors as well.
* For emergency help in floods and storms, ring the SES (NSW and ACT) on 132 500.
The next warning is due to be issued by 6:45 pm.
If severe thunderstorms develop in Sydney Newcastle Wollongong or surrounding areas, a more detailed Severe Thunderstorm Warning will be issued to people in this area.
Warnings are also available through TV and Radio broadcasts, the Bureau’s website at www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 218. The Bureau and State Emergency Service would appreciate warnings being broadcast regularly.
Sydney politician John Alexander Dual Citizen crisis unfolding…
The SMH reports Sydney politician and tennis identity John Alexander may be a citizen of both Australia and the UK.
There’s a chance John Alexander’s father is a British citizen and thus may make the Liberal MP a dual-citizen.
The reports says the MP for the Sydney seat of Bennelong says he never renounced any ties to other nations.
If proven that he had UK citizenship there could be a new election in the seat of Bennelong and there’s a risk the government of Malcolm Turnbull could collapse if he loses.
A spokesman for Mr Alexander said on Monday: “He believes his dad renounced his UK citizenship in the 41 years he lived in Australian before John was born. But of course he will fully participate in the process that the PM has just announced today.”