The wettest day in Sydney Sydney
The wettest day in Sydney
The east of Australia breathed more freely. In the states of Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland, thunderstorms began, accompanied by heavy rains. They have already weakened forest fires. Farmers, who have been suffering from drought for three years, are also happy.
For Sydney, this Friday was the wettest day in a very long time.
A Sydney resident:
“Undoubtedly, this is the wettest day in many, many months. Over the past four months we have had rains for only four days, and then it is short, so today is a very good day. “We need some rain and water to deal with the fires, especially considering how dry it was the last couple of days.”
Fires in Australia have been burning since September. They killed 29 people and millions of animals. Burned over 2.5 thousand homes. Scorched territory with a third of Germany. Firefighters say that the rains will not be able to extinguish the fires entirely, but they will significantly help in containing them.
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Economical consequences of bushfires
The losses of Sydney and, in general, Australian insurers as a result of forest fires raging in the country are growing rapidly, and only in the last three days they have increased by more than a third.
According to the Australian Insurance Council (ICA), its member companies received more than 10,000 insurance claims from November 8 to January 10 for a total of $ 643.9 million. On Tuesday, January 7, the number of claims received was 8.895.
Subject to the September and October fires, Australian insurance industry losses amounted to Australian $ 995 million with a total of 11,272 thousand claims filed.
ICA warns that insurer losses will increase as fires continue and may intensify in many areas due to high temperatures and strong winds.
Two largest Australian insurers - Insurance Group Australia Ltd. and Suncorp Group Ltd. - estimated their losses from forest fires at $ 505 million.
Growing prices for gasoline in NSW
Last week was marked by a rise in gas prices in Sydney. They grew by more than 25 cents per liter. And this is not the end, it is well known that prices will still rise. By tomorrow, prices may reach their maximum. Then the cost should decrease, according to NRMA. Different capitals of Australia now have different prices, the highest - in Melbourne.
Tensions between the US and Iran have affected the volatility of oil prices and, of course, gasoline and any destabilization in the Persian Gulf will affect prices in Australia .. Gas prices in Australia are moving up and down in regular patterns or cycles.
A dog died during the flight from Sydney
The Australian airline apologized for kay Newman's dog, a passenger, dying during their flight and for delaying the flight.
The owner of the dog wrote on a social network that her dog, Duke, was dying on the landing strip a few minutes before departure. Duke had a very high fever. Nevertheless, Miss Newman took him on a plane. After landing, it became known that the dog was dead. Hostess Duke was desperate and said that he died due to a flight delay, since he spent a lot of time on the bare pavement. She wrote on the net that this is the exact cause of his death
According to airline rules, animals are invited last and are unloaded first. It is still unclear whether Qantas will provide compensation to the passenger.
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Car flipped onto Bondi footpath
A famous and always very busy corner of Sydney has become a place for a strange situation. A luxurioгs car drove out of the edge of the cliff. It flipped just onto the footpath near the toilet block and created pretty big crowd of gapers and a traffic jam. Fortunately there was no one in the Range Rover during a small accident in which two more cars took part. No one of pedestrians suffered too. By the way, the car was absolutely new and cost about $90,000. Its owner still has no idea how to pull the car out of the road.
You don't need to work now
Secretary of the CFMEU's in New South Wales said that people in most professional branches do not have to attend work because of extreme weather condition. More than 100,000 workers are not to visit their work place when the temperature of air is higher than 35 degrees. Forecast for Sydney is still much higher. Meteorologists inform it will be about 40 degrees this week in Sydney and NSW. There will be also mist because of the bushfires again.
Secretary adds everyone should understand that many people die every summer because of extreme heat in Australia more often than because of bushfires and other natural phenomena.
Forecast is not favourable. It is expected that previous records of heat this summer would be broken.
Wrong children emergency
Yesterday in the afternoon a Sydney mother called police and said her children, three daughters of 7 and 8 year old, had been probably stolen not far from her house. Police came to investigate. They found a white car and assumed it could be stolen with the mother's children inside. But actually the children were on the neighboring street. Their father had to take the girls to a doctor as the children were undergoing treatment. The mother from Iraq had to try to explain what was going on at the police department with help of a translator. The incident was a real mistake.
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Proteas Women will play under Dane Van Niekerk in World T20.
Dane Van Niekerk, who is a leg-spinner, has not played in T20 international since February 2019. However, she will still lead South Africa in the upcoming Women’s World T20 in Australia. The team has 11 players who were part of the last edition of the tournament that took place in 2018. She proved her fitness during the Big Bash league in which she played 11 games for Sydney Sixers. She scored 125 runs and took nine wickets. Hilton Moreeng, who is the head coach, said in a statement that it is the group that helps the team to win the T20 World Cup. They have made a team that they felt will be suitable to go against anyone in the world. South Africa will play the first game against English in Perth. After that, Thailand, Pakistan and West Indies are also in the same pool against which the team will play.
Tenants’ Rental market has its days numbered.
The residential vacancy rates across all states are on the higher side in December. The asking rents also grew in most capitals. It is believed to be a signal that there is a possibility that tenants’ market is going to see its end that has plagued landlords since 2019. The figures released by SQM Research show the clear sign that the vacancy rate in Sydney is on the rise by 0.2 percentage points. It has reached to 3.6 percent in December because of the seasonal movement of the students. Also, some industry-specific workers have left few rental homes vacant.
After Virat Kohli gave positive comments about the D/N Test, India may play one in Australia this year.
As per the reports, Virat Kohli has said in a statement that he was open to playing a pink ball Test overseas. The chances of one such Test happening in Australia has increased after his statement. In an informal meeting of BCCI with CA officials, this issue was discussed as well. Saurav Ganguly, who is currently the President of BCCI along with Jay Shah, Secretary of BCCI, met officials from Cricket Australia and England Cricket board to discuss different policy issues related to the four-day Test proposed by the ICC. Though the meeting was not official, the reports suggest that D/N Test match between India and Australia was discussed. The officials also confirmed that New Zealand Cricket had not sent any proposal about playing a pink-ball Test.
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Узгидромет объявил прогноз погоды на выходные
Сегодня на формирование погоды в Узбекистане влияет холодная антициклоническая граница, центр которой расположен в восточных регионах Казахстана. Ясная погода наблюдается по всей стране. Температура достигала 2-5 С днем и 7 С на юге, немного ниже нормы.
По словам Узгидромета, в субботу вечером территория Узбекистана все еще будет подвержена холодной антициклонической границе и будет сохранять холодный воздух. Днем холодный воздух медленно течет на восток, температура достигает 5-7 градусов, а местами 8-10 градусов. В республике возможны кратковременные осадки, с туманом утром и вечером.
В воскресенье начнется сырая погода из Туркменистана. Прогнозируется, что погода будет облачной по всей стране, с осадками (дождь и снег) местами, с сильными ветрами 15-20 метров в секунду. Температура ночью составит 0-2 градуса Цельсия, а днем 2-4 градуса Цельсия.
Уровни загрязнения воздуха в Ташкенте
Утром 15 января и 16 января метеорологические условия города Ташкента помогли сохранить некоторые вредные вещества в воздухе. Об этом сообщает «Узгидромет».
По данным стационарного мониторинга, в некоторых районах загрязнение воздуха превышает максимально допустимую норму (REM bm).
Диоксид азота: в
5 случаях выше, чем РЗМ в Юнусабадском, Мирзо-Улугбекском, Чиланзарском и Сергелийском районах.
В других районах количество вредных веществ превысило допустимые пределы.
Погодные условия Ташкента 18-20 января и утро 21 января позволяют накапливать некоторые вредные вещества в атмосфере города.