Live Coverage: Record breaking scorcher set to create chaos

Welcome to our live coverage of today’s extreme expected record breaking day, with temperatures set to top 46 degrees in Sydney’s west and even hotter in rural communities.  The ACT and parts of Queensland are also expected to top 40 degrees in several areas, combine this with catastrophic fire conditions and this is lining up to be an terrible day.  Extreme power usage is expected to put NSW’s electricity grid under extreme pressure.  Yesterday the network handled the load but only just with some outages in suburbs around the Blacktown, Strathfield and Central Coast regions.