Maurice Newman, chair of the Prime Minister’s Business Advisory Council, has called for an independent review of the Bureau of Meteorology’s climate data, following a stream of recent articles in The Australian newspaper attacking the Bureau’s methods.I support his call for an open and public inquiry into the Bureau’s climate data and the techniques that the Bureau’s scientists have used to reduce the influence of changes in instrumentation, exposure, and weather station location on its climate records.
If evacuation is required, residents will receive an emergency alert on their home phone or mobile.Residents were also told to move furniture and important items to higher sections of their property, and take pets, clothes and medication with them.On Wednesday, the storm claimed two more lives, when a man died after a collision at Galston in the Hills District of Sydney, and an 87-year-old pedestrian was fatally hit by a car in East Gosford later in the day, reported au.It comes after three elderly people died due to floodwaters on Tuesday in Dungog.Some people ignored warnings from authorities to stay out of the water as wild storms lashed the eastern coast of Australia around Sydney, such as these two teenagers who took on the surf at swimming baths at Bronte Beach in Sydney On Wednesday morning the BOM updated a major flood warning for the Paterson River at Gostwyck Bridge and the Williams River near Dungog.
They also issued a moderate to major flood warning for the Lower Hunter River at Maitland and Wollombi Brook.
This is not a perfect comparison, because the ungridded GHCN data skews towards temperatures in the populated areas near the coasts, and under counts temperatures in the interior.
But at a minimum, it shows that there has been little or no net warming over a large swath of Australia, and a strong disagreement with the BOM data.
I rang my captain and told him I had aquaplaned across and I told him to block the road.'The effects of the storm continues to be felt elsewhere in the state, as Emergency Services have ordered residents living near the Georges River in Sydney's south-west to 'immediately' evacuate their homes due to the extreme flood levels predicted by the Bureau of Meteorology. Remaining in flooded areas is dangerous and may place your life at risk,' David Buchtmann, SES Incident Controller, wrote at 4pm.
The warning applies to those living in Milperra and Chipping Norton, especially those who live on Rickard Road, Riverside Drive between Arthur Street and Newbridge Road, Newbridge Road between Rickard Road and Governor Macquarie Drive and Davey Robinson Drive.'Do not delay your evacuation. The remains of two houses swept away during flooding in Dungog in the NSW Hunter region: NSW Premier Mike Baird announced that areas including Maitland, Dungog and parts of the Central Coast, will be declared natural disaster zones Dep Commissioner Pearce told Seven News that the NSW crews were being bolstered by volunteers from the ACT, Victoria and Queensland, in what he called a 'national assistance response' to the most devastating storm the state has seen in over a decade.
The woman's 66-year-old son waited by the side of the road throughout the day, and was there when paramedics retrieved his mother's body from her sunken car, which was found more than 100 metres from the side of the road by sonar equipment.