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"We warned at the start of ZetaTalk, in 1995, that unpredictable weather extremes, switching about from drought to deluge, would occur and increase on a lineal basis up until the pole shift. Where this occurred steadily, it has only recently become undeniable. ZetaTalk, and only ZetaTalk, warned of these weather changes, at that early date. Our early warnings spoke to the issue of global heating from the core outward, hardly Global Warming, a surface or atmospheric issue, but caused by consternation in the core. Affected by the approach of Planet X, which was by then starting to zoom rapidly toward the inner solar system for its periodic passage, the core was churning, melting the permafrost and glaciers and riling up volcanoes. When the passage did not occur as expected in 2003 because Planet X had stalled in the inner solar system, we explained the increasing weather irregularities in the context of the global wobble that had ensued - weather wobbles where the Earth is suddenly forced under air masses, churning them. This evolved by 2005 into a looping jet stream, loops breaking away and turning like a tornado to affect the air masses underneath. Meanwhile, on Planet Earth, droughts had become more intractable and deluges positively frightening, temperature swings bringing snow in summer in the tropics and searing heat in Artic regions, with the violence of storms increasing in number and ferocity."



From the ZetaTalk Chat Q&A for February 4, 2012:


The wobble seems to have changed, as the temperature in Europe suddenly plunged after being like an early Spring, Alaska has its coldest temps ever while the US and much of Canada is having an extremely mild winter. India went from fatal cold spell to balmy again. Has the Earth changed position vs a vs Planet X to cause this? [and from another] Bitter cold records broken in Alaska - all time coldest record nearly broken, but Murphy's Law intervenes [Jan 30] Jim River, AK closed in on the all time record coldest temperature of -80°F set in 1971, which is not only the Alaska all-time record, but the record for the entire United States. Unfortunately, it seems the battery died in the weather station just at the critical moment. While the continental USA has a mild winter and has set a number of high temperature records in the last week and pundits ponder whether they will be blaming the dreaded "global warming" for those temperatures, Alaska and Canada have been suffering through some of the coldest temperatures on record during the last week.

There has been no change in the wobble pattern, the wobble has merely become more severe. Nancy noted a Figure 8 format when the Earth wobble first became noticeable, in early 2005, after Planet X moved into the inner solar system at the end of 2003. The Figure 8 shifted along to the east a bit on the globe between 2005 and 2009, (the last time Nancy took its measure) as Planet X came closer to the Earth, encountering the magnetic N Pole with a violent push earlier in the day. But the pattern of the Figure 8 remained essentially the same. So what changed recently that the weather patterns became noticeably different in late January, 2012?

The N Pole is pushed away when it comes over the horizon, when the noon Sun is centered over the Pacific. This regularly puts Alaska under colder air, with less sunlight, and thus the historically low temps there this January, 2012 as the wobble has gotten stronger. But by the time the Sun is positioned over India, the N Pole has swung during the Figure 8 so the globe tilts, and this tilt is visible in the weather maps from Asia. The tilt has forced the globe under the hot air closer to the Equator, warming the land along a discernable tilt demarcation line.

The next loop of the Figure 8 swings the globe so that the N Pole moves in the other direction, putting the globe again at a tilt but this time in the other direction. This tilt is discernable in weather maps of Europe, again along a diagonal line. Depending upon air pressure and temperature differences, the weather on either side of this diagonal line may be suddenly warm or suddenly cold. The tilt and diagonal line lingers to affect much of the US and Canada, but the Figure 8 changes at this point to be an up and down motion, pulling the geographic N Pole south so the US is experiencing a warmer than expected winter under a stronger Sun. Then the cycle repeats, with the magnetic N Pole of Earth pushed violently away again as the Sun is positioned over the Pacific.


From the ZetaTalk Chat Q&A for April 6, 2013:


Would the Zetas be able to let us know what is causing the early break-up of the Arctic Ice, the ice seems to have taken on a swirling pattern at the same time, would this be wobble related? [and from another] The ice in Canada’s western Arctic ripped open in a massive “fracturing event” this spring that spread like a wave across 1,000 kilometres of the Beaufort Sea. Huge leads of water – some more than 500 kilometres long and as much as 70 kilometres across – opened up from Alaska to Canada’s Arctic islands as the massive ice sheet cracked as it was pushed around by strong winds and currents. It took just seven days for the fractures to progress across the entire area from west to east. [and from another] A high-pressure weather system was parked over the region, producing warmer temperatures and winds that flowed in a southwesterly direction. That fueled the Beaufort Gyre, a wind-driven ocean current that flows clockwise. The gyre was the key force pulling pieces of ice west past Point Barrow, the northern nub of Alaska that protrudes into the Beaufort Sea.

The Figure 8 formed by the N Pole during the daily Earth wobble has shifted somewhat to the East, due to Planet X positioned more to the right of the Earth during its approach. This was anticipated, and well described in ZetaTalk, the Earth crowding to the left in the cup to escape the approach of Planet X, so the angle between these two planets would change slightly. This shift of the Figure 8 to the East is due to the push against the Earth’s magnetic N Pole occurring sooner each day than prior. Thus instead of occurring when the Sun is high over the Pacific, over New Zealand, it is now occurring when the Sun is high over Alaska. All the wobble points have shifted eastward accordingly.

This has brought a lingering Winter to the western US, and a changed sloshing pattern to the Arctic waters. Instead of Pacific waters being pushed through the Bering Straits into the Arctic when the polar push occurs, the wobble is swinging the Arctic to the right, and then later to the left, creating a circular motion in the waters trapped in the Arctic. Since the Earth rotates counterclockwise, the motion also takes this path. This is yet another piece of evidence that the establishment is hard pressed to explain. They are attempting to ascribe this to high pressure and wind, all of which are not new to the Arctic, but this circular early breakup of ice in the Arctic is new.

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Comment by KM on January 14, 2018 at 2:33pm

Flooding widespread throughout New Brunswick after weekend storm

Some areas received more than 100 millimetres of rain in last 24 hours

A truck plows through a water loggedroad near Moncton Saturday. Heavy rains caused flooding and road washouts throughout the province.

A truck plows through a water loggedroad near Moncton Saturday. Heavy rains caused flooding and road washouts throughout the province. (Submitted by Wade Perry )

With some areas of New Brunswick receiving more than 100 millimetres of rain in less than 24 hours, flooding and washouts were widespread through the province Saturday.

This prompted the Department of Transportation to issue 'no-travel' advisories for several areas Saturday evening.

Kent County, Westmorland County, the greater Fredericton area, Chipman area, Northern York County, and Carleton County are all affected by the advisory.

The department is also advising that northwestern and northern New Brunswick are experiencing snowy conditions, causing slippery sections on some roads.


Residents said they had never seen water levels so high in Saint-Marie-De-Kent. (Submitted )

According to Environment Canada, Mechanic Settlement, which is located between Fundy National Park and Sussex, received the most rain in the province — at a whopping 129 millimetres between Friday and Saturday evenings.

Bouctouche received 109.6 millimetres, St. Stephen received 89 millimetres, Sussex and Fredericton received about 61 millimetres, and CFB Gagetown received 64 millimetres.

Van sinks into driveway  

Robert Maillet, who lives in Saint-Marie-De-Kent, says the flooding near his property is the "worst it's been."

He lives on a hilltop, surrounded by horses, ponds and trees. Several of his family members live at the bottom of the hill.

His father-in-law, who's in his mid-seventies, Maillet said, drives up the hill every morning and night to see the horses.

However, on Saturday morning's drive up the hill, his cherry red Ford Windstar sank into a washout in the gravel driveway. He trekked up the rest of the hill by foot and told Maillet and his wife what had happened.

Maillet vehicle

A van sank into Robert Maillet's driveway in Sainte-Marie-De-Kent due to flooding Saturday. (Submitted )

"We've been here 10 years now and it's the first time it's been that bad. It's the worst one we've had," Maillet said.

He's going to ask a friend with a tractor to pull the van out, but he's still trying to figure out how he's going to get his own vehicle off the property with the driveway so destroyed.

Everyone is safe so he's not too worried about the van and his property at the moment, he said. 

"I guess I'll get some help get some friends and try to figure it out."

"At least we have power — watching Netflix and eating popcorn," he laughed.

"Not much you can do today."

'Ice wonderland'

Terry Girouard photo flooding

Terry Girouard snapped this photo of a washout along Chemin Kay while on his travels near Sainte-Marie-de-Kent. (Terry Girouard)

Terry Giouard, also of Saint-Marie-de-Kent, spent his day Saturday roaming throughout eastern New Brunswick passing by fields of water, destroyed bridges and frozen trees that colour the landscape like an "ice wonderland."

Girouard was driving around snapping photos and shooting videos of the destruction, "just trying to see what's going on and keeping our friends on Facebook posted and updated."

"We don't get this kind of weather everyday, certainly in the winter."

Route 515 flooding

Parts of Route 515 in Sainte-Marie-de -Kent, N.B. were completely under water Saturday. (Terry Girouard)

Gagetown cut off

The village of Gagetown was essentially cut off to the public Saturday afternoon due to a washout along Route 102.

It's times like these that the community feels the loss of the Gagetown ferry, which was cut in 2015, said Robert White, the village's deputy mayor.

102 washout

A washout on Route 102 near the village of Gagetown has cut off public access to the community. Emergency vehicles are being allowed access through Base Gagetown nearby. (Submitted by Mark Hiscock)

"In situations like this, it was one of the extra lifelines that we have," he said.  

The municipality has secured road access for emergency vehicles through Base Gagetown, he said.

White said he'd heard from a number of residents who had water coming into their basements Friday evening, but thus far there didn't appear to be a lot of damage to the village's infrastructure.

"We won't know the full extent of the damage until the water recedes.

Parts of Sussex temporarily evacuated

The town of Sussex issued a voluntary evacuation order for parts of the community Saturday morning, setting up an emergency shelter at Kingswood University.

The evacuation order affected between 80 and 100 people living near Trout Creek, but was lifted by noon.

Sussex fire chief Harold Lowe said some roads were closed in the community due to water on the roads "so we're still actively monitoring everything."

More than 20 firefighters and volunteers have been going door-to-door to check on residents since 3:30 a.m., he said.

"Sussex has a history of flooding … it's just part of what happens," he said.

"There are areas in town, when the water gauge gets to a certain level, then we, the town workers and volunteer firefighters, go door to door and we expand that as the water rises."

EMO watching some waterways 

Washout New Brunswick

Route 101 between Blissville and Hoyt, N.B. was washed out Saturday morning. Heavy rains pummelled the province overnight Friday and into Saturday, causing road closures in some parts of the province and putting some communities at risk of flooding. (Joe McDonald/CBC )

Other areas of flooding include Hoyt, N.B., where New Brunswick's Emergency Measures Organization has provided boats to the local fire department in case they need to begin evacuating homes.

In Fredericton, the Red Cross reported that they are providing emergency food and lodging for two men displaced by flooding at their rooming house in downtown Fredericton.

Currently, NB-EMO is monitoring several rivers and waterways throughout New Brunswick that are at risk of flooding. These include Trout Creek in Sussex, the southwest Miramichi River, Canaan River, Kennebecasis River, Magaguadavic watershed including Lake Utopia, and the Nashwaak River near Fredericton.

Comment by KM on January 11, 2018 at 4:32pm

Normally balmy Bangladesh shivers in record low temperatures

Record cold in Bangladesh
DHAKA: Temperatures in subtropical Bangladesh hit a 70-year-low today as authorities handed out tens of thousands of blankets to help the poor fight a record cold spell, officials said.
The mercury plunged to a frigid 2.6 degrees Celsius (36.7 degrees Fahrenheit) in some parts of Bangladesh, well below average in the low-lying riverine nation whose 160 million citizens are used to milder winters.

"It is the lowest temperature since authorities started keeping records in 1948," Shamsuddin Ahmed, head of the Bangladesh Meteorological Department, told AFP. The previous low of 2.8 degrees was recorded in 1968, he added.

Ahmed said Bangladesh was in the "grip of a severe cold wave", with temperatures dipping across all northern districts over the past few days.

The coldest temperatures were recorded in the border town of Tetulia, about 400 kilometres north of the capital Dhaka.

One local broadcaster reported that at least nine people had died from exposure, including six in one of the coldest locations in the northern district of Kurigram.

Officials said they were not aware of any deaths so far.

Authorities have distributed at least 70,000 blankets to poorer Bangladeshis shivering in the coldest areas of Panchagarh and Nilphamari, government administrators in those two districts said.
Panchagarh administrator Jahirul Islam told AFP more blankets were expected to arrive Tuesday when a senior government minister toured the rural region.
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The cold snap comes as records tumbled on a frosty US East Coast, with New York on Sunday shivering through minus 15.5 degrees Celsius (four degrees Fahrenheit) in the wake of a deadly winter storm blamed for at least 22 deaths last week.
At the other end of the scale, Australia's largest city Sydney on Sunday recorded its hottest day since 1939, as the mercury soared to 47.3 degree Celsius.
Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on January 11, 2018 at 12:32am
Comment by SongStar101 on January 10, 2018 at 6:43am

Mudslides wipe out homes, roads in Montecito, CA (and Fire damaged areas)

Comment by jorge namour on January 9, 2018 at 7:21pm

'We’re deep, deep, deep in crisis': Cape Town may become 1st major city in world to run out of water - SOUTH AFRICA

January 09, 2018

As the clock struck midnight on Jan. 1, residents of Cape Town, South Africa, ushered in 2018 — the start of a new year and the start of the city’s stringent new water regulations.

The Level 6 restrictions came into effect to combat an unprecedented drought which threatens to make Cape Town the first major city devoid of water.

The slew of new measures include limiting individuals municipal water usage per day and threatening to impose fines on those who exceed it.

They also reduce agricultural water use by 60 percent and commercial use by 45 percent, compared to pre-drought allocations.

Cape Town's primary water supply, Theewaterskloof Dam, continues to shrink amid the ongoing drought

The drought and water stress across most of South Africa follows a strong El Niño in 2015 and 2016.

The weather pattern — characterized by warmer-than-normal ocean water in the equatorial Pacific — resulted in extreme heat and spells of dry weather.

Beneficial rain eventually returned in late fall for much of the country, including the drought-stricken western Cape.

But according to the South Africa Water and Sanitation Department, it failed to restore the water supply in the country’s dams.

“Instead, the levels continued their slide week-on-week,” they said in a November media statement.

Soaring temperatures in between spells of rain meant a high rate of evaporation and usage, resulting in sinking water levels in dams.

Throughout December, temperatures continued to simmer, averaging 1.2 degrees Fahrenheit above normal in Cape Town.

“The average high in December for Cape Town is in the upper 70s, but there were 13 days in December when the temperature rose into the 80s or higher,” AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Kristina Pydynowski said.

“Unfortunately, South Africa is in the midst of its dry season and will continue to have more warm days than rainy days this summer,” she said.

As of Dec. 18, the combined level of dams supplying the city was at a mere 31 percent of capacity.

At the current rate of consumption, officials warn April 29, 2018 will become Day Zero, the day the city’s taps will be turned off.

“The city of Cape Town could conceivably become the first major city in the world to run out of water, and that could happen in the next four months,” Dr. Anthony Turton, professor at the Centre for Environmental Management at the University of the Free State, told the New York Times.

“It’s not an impending crisis — we’re deep, deep, deep in crisis,” he said.


Comment by KM on January 9, 2018 at 1:48am

Snow covers parts of the SAHARA DESERT for the third time in 40 years as freak storm sees 16 INCHES fall in one day

  • Snow fell in small Saharan desert town of Ain Sefra, Algeria, in the early hours of Sunday morning
  • It is the third time in 40 years snow has fallen on the city, it was also spotted in 2016 and 2017 
  • Locals noted up to 16 inches of snow in some areas of the desert  

Up to 16 inches of snow has fallen on an town in the Sahara desert after a freak winter storm hit the area on Sunday.

This is the third time in 37 years that the town of Ain Sefra in Algeria has seen snow cover the red sand dunes of the desert. 

Snow started falling in the early hours of Sunday morning and it quickly began settling on the sand.

Let it snow: Up to 16 inches of snow fell on the town of Ain Sefra in Algeria on Sunday

Let it snow: Up to 16 inches of snow fell on the town of Ain Sefra in Algeria on Sunday

Unusual sight: The usually orange-coloured sand dunes of the Sahara desert were covered in snow 

Unusual sight: The usually orange-coloured sand dunes of the Sahara desert were covered in snow 

This is the third time in 37 years that the town of Ain Sefra in Algeria has seen snow

This is the third time in 37 years that the town of Ain Sefra in Algeria has seen snow

While the town saw an inch or two, the sand dunes on its outskirts were covered in snow.

Photographer Karim Bouchetata said: 'We were really surprised when we woke up to see snow again. It stayed all day on Sunday and began melting at around 5pm.'

In 2016, the town known as 'The Gateway to the Desert' saw deep snow shortly after Christmas and it caused chaos, with passengers stranded on buses after the roads became slippery and icy. 

Come January 2017, the town saw snowfall yet again, and  children made snowmen and even sledged on the sand dunes.

Before that, snow was last seen in Ain Sefra on February 18, 1979, when the snow storm lasted just half an hour.

A spokesman for the Met Office said this morning: 'Cold air was pulled down south in to North Africa over the weekend as a result of high pressure over Europe.

Unusual: The Saharan desert town has only seen snow three times int he past 37 years - in 1979, in 2016 and in 2017

Unusual: The Saharan desert town has only seen snow three times int he past 37 years - in 1979, in 2016 and in 2017

Footsteps: The snowy footprints of people walking on the snow is all that remains as the dunes are heated up

Footsteps: The snowy footprints of people walking on the snow is all that remains as the dunes are heated up

'The high pressure meant the cold weather extended further south than normal.'

Ain Sefra is located around 3,280ft above sea level and surrounded by the Atlas Mountains.

Despite its altitude, it is extremely rare to see snow in the town, and it is normally six to 12 degrees Celsius in January.

The Sahara Desert covers most of Northern Africa and it has gone through shifts in temperature and moisture over the past few hundred thousand years. 

Comment by Yvonne Lawson on January 8, 2018 at 7:59pm

Costa del Sol covered in SNOW: Holidaymakers stunned as golden beaches turn white

HOLIDAYMAKERS jetting to the Costa del Sol for some winter sun got a shock today - after finding some of its golden beaches covered in white.

The sand on the beach at Fuengirola - a favourite winter getaway for British OAPs - had an uncharacteristic look about it as midday temperatures struggled to hit double figures.

Beach bars were deserted as many locals and tourists opted to stay indoors.

Retired shop worker Patricia Dugsdale, who flew to Malaga overnight to stay with her expat daughter Jacqui, said: “I wasn’t expecting to get my swimsuit out at this time of the year but I didn’t think I’d be joking about making a snowman on the beach.”

HGV driver Robert Duggan added “My hotel manager says people were walking round in shorts and a T-shirt a few days ago so I obviously picked the wrong week to come.”

The dip in temperatures followed a week of sun and blue skies in the area and other British holiday favourites on the Costa Blanca as winter failed to make an appearance. 

Last Thursday holidaymakers in resorts like Torrevieja a short drive south of Alicante were pictured lapping up the sun as temperatures reached an unseasonal 23 degrees Celsius (73.5 degrees Fahrenheit).

Later yesterday morning/on Monday morning - after a sudden dip in temperatures and one of the coldest nights of the year so far - the Costa del Sol was hit by heavy rain and thunderstorms.

One local living on the beach front at Fuengirola joked on Twitter after waking up to see it under a blanket of white: “When the Costa del Sol becomes the Costa del Snow.”

Town hall sources insisted that although it appeared to have snowed, the white blanket was actually thick hail which had settled on the beach in temperatures of around five degrees Celsius (41 degrees Fahrenheit).


Comment by SongStar101 on January 8, 2018 at 1:09am

"Record Lows From Bangor to Charleston": Bomb Cyclone Ushers In Brutal Cold, Ice Storm

“Record cold temperatures continue to blanket the northeastern U.S. this weekend along with gusty winds. This combination is leading to wind chills well below zero across much of the region, making it difficult to even go outside. This cold will not only be dangerous for people’s health, but will also increase the risk for pipes to freeze along with other infrastructural problems. People need to dress in layers to guard against frost bite if outside for any amount of extended time. This brutal stretch of winter weather will last into Sunday before abating into next week,” said Ed Vallee, a meteorologist at Vallee Weather Consulting LLC. A blast of Arctic air from Canada, Greenland, and Siberia has descended onto the Northeast through the weekend plunging temperatures and wind chills to dangerously cold levels in the wake of the “bomb cyclone” that exploded over the East Coast last week.

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued wind chill advisories and warnings for much of the Northeast through the weekend.

asd Wind chill advisories and warnings are in effect until Sunday morning rendering most of the Northeast hazardous to human health. In some parts, wind chill values may decline to 45 degrees below zero, which can cause frostbite to exposed skin in under 10 minutes.

Ed Vallee warns the “cold is not just in the Northeast. Record lows expected from Bangor, Maine to Charleston, SC tonight!”

He further expects, “more record lows tonight from Portland all the way down the I-95 corridor to DC. Impressive as we approach the coldest point in the winter season!”

Early next week, another system has a high probability of blanketing the Northeast with a mix of snow, sleet, ice, and rain. As of Saturday, the system is tracking eastward into the Rockies and moving into the Central U.S. on Sunday.

The Weather Channel forecasts the next round of wintry precipitation to hit the Northeast on Sunday night and continue into early next week, Sunday Night This system will slide eastward on Sunday night, spreading a wintry mix farther east. Snow is likely from the Great Lakes into parts of the Ohio Valley, interior Northeast and northern New England. A mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain is possible from central Illinois and central Ohio southward into parts of Tennessee and possibly northern Georgia. Rain is likely from eastern Oklahoma into Alabama, with a few thunderstorms in eastern Texas and Louisiana. Monday The chance of snow will stretch from Indiana into the interior Northeast and northern New England. There will be areas of sleet and freezing rain in parts of the mid-Atlantic, Ohio Valley and the central and southern Appalachians. Otherwise, rain is currently expected through much of the South, with a few thunderstorms possible toward the Gulf Coast.

The Weather Channel forecasts the next round of wintry precipitation to hit the Northeast on Sunday night and continue into early next week,

Sunday Night

  • This system will slide eastward on Sunday night, spreading a wintry mix farther east.
  • Snow is likely from the Great Lakes into parts of the Ohio Valley, interior Northeast and northern New England.
  • A mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain is possible from central Illinois and central Ohio southward into parts of Tennessee and possibly northern Georgia.
  • Rain is likely from eastern Oklahoma into Alabama, with a few thunderstorms in eastern Texas and Louisiana.


  • The chance of snow will stretch from Indiana into the interior Northeast and northern New England.
  • There will be areas of sleet and freezing rain in parts of the mid-Atlantic, Ohio Valley and the central and southern Appalachians.
  • Otherwise, rain is currently expected through much of the South, with a few thunderstorms possible toward the Gulf Coast.
Comment by SongStar101 on January 6, 2018 at 10:14am

Aussie heatwave: Victoria will resemble 'blast furnace' above 43C (110F)

Authorities have warned of "catastrophic" bushfire conditions across Australia's southeast, with Victorians in the path of "blast furnace" conditions that could be the hottest in several years.

The state is set to swelter through their single hottest day in two years as an extreme heat event takes hold.

Victoria's ambulance commander Paul Holman says conditions need to be taken seriously and that people should stay indoors unless absolutely necessary.

"This heat is a killer," Holman said on Friday.

"It's going to be like a blast furnace tomorrow and you need to adjust what you do. You need to take care. So put off the sporting events, put off the outside events, stay inside."

In NSW, Surf Life Saving and the Rural Fire Service are warning residents to stay safe on the state's beaches and prepare for potential bushfires.

"Lifesavers and lifeguards are out in force but we need the public to take some responsibility for their own safety," Surf Life Saving chief executive Steven Pearce told AAP.

"The tragic incidents we have witnessed through December and early January are a reminder of the power of the ocean."

Temperatures in Melbourne on Saturday are expected to climb north of 41C, the hottest they've been since 42.2C was recorded on January 13, 2016. Geelong and Bendigo will feel even hotter, nudging 42C. Swan Hill, Echuca, Warracknabeal and Mildura will hover around 44C at the hottest part of the day.

Conditions have fire authorities deeply concerned about the very real risk of bushfires sparking up.

"If a fire starts it will run, it will run hard and has the potential to do significant damage," Emergency Management Commissioner Craig Lapsley said. "On these days the conditions can beat the crews and the terrain."

Total fire bans have been declared throughout SA and Victoria and across most of Tasmania for Saturday.

On Friday drivers were delayed on the Hume Highway due to a stretch of road "melting".

Victoria Police warned motorists should expect delays on the right-hand lane heading towards the city near Broadford on Friday evening, as a 10km stretch of road was reportedly melting amid the hot weather.

Meanwhile, the Australian Energy Market Operator, the national energy regulator, is in talks with more than a dozen power-hungry companies in Victoria and South Australia in a bid to get ahead of weekend blackouts.

The 14 companies, with major factories across the two southern states, may need to shut down operations over the weekend as heightened airconditioner use could lead to major blackouts.

Companies including Australian Paper, Visy and BlueScope Steel have been paid incentives to cut down on operations to avoid the kind of sporadic blackouts South Australia struggled through last summer.

Sky News weather meteorologist Tristan Meyers told the country's southern and eastern states will swelter.

"There is a lot of heat coming this week affecting South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria and NSW," he said.

"On Saturday, it's going to be really hot in Victoria and Tasmania. Melbourne, Geelong and Launceston will have their hottest days in two years."

The mercury is tipped to hit 41C in Melbourne on Saturday while Launceston and much of Tasmania is expected to reach at least 32C.

On Sunday, NSW will have its turn to sweat with much of the state expected to reach above average temperatures.

"We have seen some hotter days, but the state is going to get pretty hot. Western parts of Sydney will absolutely swelter and Penrith will hit the mid-40s," Meyers said.

The state will then be hit with incredibly hot, gusty conditions which will lead to a spike in fire danger throughout the state.

Catastrophic fire danger is expected in South Australia's Mount Lofty and today Western Australia is likely to see severe to extreme fire danger across much of the state.

James Taylor, the acting manager of the Bureau of Meteorology's extreme weather desk, said Australians need to be vigilant.

"Any fires that start will be extremely difficult to suppress," he said, citing the hot and gusty conditions expected across much of south east Australia on the weekend.

An analysis from, the country's number one comparison site, found Aussies could save a whopping $415 this summer if they opt for a fan rather than their airconditioning unit.

Using your fan for 8 hours per night for the duration of summer will cost Aussies a total of $17, whereas using your aircon for the same amount of time will cost you $432, the site found.

Angus Kidman, editor-in-chief, said Aussies need to embrace the humble fan more.

"It might be tempting to crank your aircon for hours, but if you don't want to end up with a hefty electricity bill at the end of the month, try to avoid overuse.

"We need to give fans a little more credit. They might not cool the entire room down, but they do a very good job at keeping you comfortable, especially if they're directly blowing on you, and they're much cheaper to run."

"Aussies have become accustomed to staying cool. Some people will even drop the temperature so low they end up putting a jacket on just to stay warm! Don't do that — moderate your usage to cut down on bills."

Here's how the weekend is looking across Australia.


The South Australian capital will have a scorcher this weekend with the mercury expected to hit 41C. Adelaide is already getting a taste for the hot weekend with temperatures reaching 37C today. Rain is expected late on Sunday which will also bring down the temperature substantially to 26C.


Melbourne is heading for its hottest day in two years on Saturday with highs of 41C expected. But after struggling through Saturday, Melburnians will be treated to a cool change overnight and see a drastic 20 degree drop. Temperatures will struggle to hit 21C on Sunday.


A total fire ban is in place for Tasmanians this weekend as some of the island state's towns will have their hottest days in years. Hobart will swelter through a 33C Saturday but a cool change on Sunday will drop the temperature back to 23C.


The nation's capital is set to sizzle. Today, the mercury will hit 33C, Saturday will be worse at 36C and Sunday will be the hottest of all at 38C. Rain isn't expected until at least Tuesday with showers increasing next Thursday.


Sydneysiders won't see their weekend properly heat up until Sunday when temperatures are expected to hit 38C. Despite that, Saturday will still reach 31C and today is heading for tops of 28C. A cool change will bring showers by next Tuesday.


Queensland's capital will enjoy nice summer weather for days. Temperatures are expected to sit in the low-30s for the weekend and much of next week. Rain is expected next Wednesday.


As per usual, the Top End is going to be hot and wet this weekend and for much of next week. Temperatures will be past the 30s and thunderstorms are possible every day. Humidity will also be extremely high making the nights especially sticky.


The west coast capital is going to be a little more pleasant than the east coast's record-breaking weather. Perth will be a model of summertime weather this weekend with temperatures expected to rise from 27C today through to 31C on Sunday and 33C on Monday. Clear skies are expected every day. The state's scorching conditions today are also expected to subside after an expected cool change this afternoon.


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Comment by Juan F Martinez on January 6, 2018 at 6:06am

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