NSW bushfires: homes feared lost in Blue Mountains fires near Sydney as extreme heat looms – live | Australia news

12.02am GMT00:02 According to Sky News, dozens of homes are feared lost near Mount Tomah, as a result of the Gospers Mountain fire. But assessment teams will only be sent once the area is deemed safe, which is not expected until later today at least. 11.51pm GMT23:51 In SA, it is already 35C in Ceduna […]

NSW fires: Morrison rejects calls for more firefighters as Sydney suffers under bushfire smoke haze – live | Australia news

3.02am GMT03:02 In the context of those health warnings we’ve just heard, here’s the Climate and Health Alliance – a coalition of healthcare stakeholders lobbying for climate change action as a health issued. Climate and Health Alliance (@healthy_climate) The climate crisis is making bushfires worse. The climate crisis is harming people’s health *right now*. Now […]

New Zealand storms: tornado warning issued as floods cut off towns | World news

New Zealand has been hit by a weekend of extreme weather, with landslides and flooding in the South Island cutting off towns and trapping tourists, and forecasters warning the North Island of tornadoes. The Met Service said central and western areas in the North Island could expect severe thunderstorms on Sunday, with downpours of 25mm […]