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Re: The Aussie Thread
« Reply #4360 on: January 4, 2020, 12:59:39 PM »

BTW, its now 43C  with an expected top of 47 where i am..

well even that was wrong...

Heat records around Australia have continued to tumble today, with the ACT reaching its highest-ever recorded temperature and Penrith topping 48.9 degrees Celsius.  49 C.. had to drink copious amounts of ale to take the edge off the heat.
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Re: The Aussie Thread
« Reply #4361 on: January 4, 2020, 01:01:32 PM »
And in the midst of all this, the PM has released a marketing video on behalf of his party with a list of "actions" his government has taken to tackle this problem, complete with upbeat music and everything. What a pathetic twat. He does not deserve to be in this position.
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Re: The Aussie Thread
« Reply #4362 on: January 4, 2020, 10:53:21 PM »
And in the midst of all this, the PM has released a marketing video on behalf of his party with a list of "actions" his government has taken to tackle this problem, complete with upbeat music and everything. What a pathetic twat. He does not deserve to be in this position.

Is he stupid? Is he calculating? Is he ignorant? That ad is one of the most tone-deaf things I've ever seen. His reputation is beyond repair at this point.

He also said that the Federal Government will not wait for the States to request resources which has been the long standing protocol in these situations, and that the Federal Govt. is taking control and deploying the troops and the water bombers and the trucks as they see fit. This is a show of leadership in face of great tragedy. Here I stand, taking charge of the situation.

Mate, you had warnings from NSW rural fire back in MARCH, APRIL, and SEPTEMBER.

Then a few hours later he releases his video complete with a "DONATE" link that donates money to the LIBERAL PARTY and not the many services requiring financial aid.

As the ABC put it last night; partisan to the end.
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Re: The Aussie Thread
« Reply #4363 on: January 4, 2020, 11:03:51 PM »
The scale of it looks horrific, hope all the Aussies on here and families are all ok. What will it take for this to end?  Heavy rainfall presumably and I guess there’s none in sight? I read that thunderstorms are generating from the smoke clouds is that right? Crazy stuff.

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Re: The Aussie Thread
« Reply #4364 on: January 4, 2020, 11:23:02 PM »
Spent a few months in Aus in summer, visited the Blue Mountains and seeing the scale of destruction that's happened in such a beautiful part of the World is heartbreaking. All the best to you guys over there.

I've been wondering why they haven't been using planes to tackle the fires, considering the scale. I saw Scott Morrison getting some stick for 'rejecting' the offer of them from the US?

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Re: The Aussie Thread
« Reply #4365 on: January 4, 2020, 11:45:42 PM »
The scale of it looks horrific, hope all the Aussies on here and families are all ok. What will it take for this to end?  Heavy rainfall presumably and I guess there’s none in sight? I read that thunderstorms are generating from the smoke clouds is that right? Crazy stuff.

Yep, the fires are generating their own lightning strikes.

There’s no rainfall at all in some of these areas and none coming any time soon.

Basically, air water dumps and cooler conditions are what’s needed.

Re: Greenies denying planned burns, etc. They don’t have the power to do anything, so not sure why they are getting blamed. This one is squarely on Morrison.
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Re: The Aussie Thread
« Reply #4366 on: January 4, 2020, 11:53:49 PM »
The scale of it looks horrific, hope all the Aussies on here and families are all ok. What will it take for this to end?  Heavy rainfall presumably and I guess there’s none in sight?


The heat and wind is easing in many areas which is welcome, it's raining here in Melbourne and I'm seeing on Twitter that there is rain in Benalla which is up to the Northeast closer to fire affected areas. However, there have been predictions that these fires could last a further 6-8 weeks.

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I read that thunderstorms are generating from the smoke clouds is that right? Crazy stuff.

The thunderstorms that get generated are called supercell thunderstorms or mesocyclonic (medium-scale rotating storms) which come with their own wind patterns and sometimes dry lightning. Conditions become unpredictable at a time when being able to predict the spread of embers (the wind) is so important.
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Re: The Aussie Thread
« Reply #4367 on: Yesterday at 06:11:49 AM »
Hey Aussie Reds! I'm a Liverpool Red who lives in Bali... I'm visiting Perth/Fremantle next week and I'll be in town when the Atletico game is on. Anyone know of anywhere that might show the game in Perth or Fremantle? I'm aware it's the middle of the bloody night and I have no idea what Aussie law is on opening hours for pubs etc... so please excuse my naivety !!
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Re: The Aussie Thread
« Reply #4368 on: Yesterday at 07:09:49 AM »
Crown casino , Burswood is your best bet, havnt been there for a few years but pretty sure they got a 24hr sports bar there
for earlier kick off games , the West Australian supporters club hire out a function room (2nd floor) in the Doubletree hotel in norhtbridge

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Re: The Aussie Thread
« Reply #4369 on: Yesterday at 07:18:39 AM »
Crown casino , Burswood is your best bet, havnt been there for a few years but pretty sure they got a 24hr sports bar there
for earlier kick off games , the West Australian supporters club hire out a function room (2nd floor) in the Doubletree hotel in norhtbridge

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