Morning Buzz: Rainfall and storms to drench Sydney today

Good morning and welcome to the Morning Buzz for Monday, November 6. Rain, thunderstorms, and top temperatures of around 24 degrees are on the menu today. Enjoy your day!

Low pressure system brings high rainfall and storms

A low pressure system will wreak havoc over Sydney on Monday with high rainfall and possible severe thunderstorms forecast for parts of New South Wales .

The east coast of Sydney is expected to receive between 20 and 30 millimetres of rain, while rain will be less heavy moving west, with about 15 to 25 millimetres forecast for Penrith. 

Senior forecaster at the Bureau of Meteorology, Mohammed Nabi said it will be a wet morning for commuters in Sydney with rain increasing throughout the day. Read more

Texas church shooting leaves 'multiple victims', gunman dead: reports

A shooting at a church near San Antonio, Texas has left multiple fatalities, according to local media reports.

The Wilson County News reports that Wilson County Sheriff Joe Tackitt said the shooter was taken down. It wasn't immediately known how many people were killed and wounded or who carried out the attack.

First responders converged on the church in the small town southeast of San Antonio and helicopters are taking victims to hospitals. Read more

The Sydney suburb where 93% of kids go to private schools

The great Sydney divide - public versus private schooling - is more stark than ever, new figures reveal.

The figures show, for example, that more than nine out of 10 high school students (93 per cent) in Dover Heights go to an independent school.

In contrast, virtually all secondary students in the south-western suburb of Airds attend a government school. Read more

Petrol stations the new black but watch out for EVs

Most of us spend more each week on petrol than any other single household item.

Pulling up to the petrol bowser with the kids in the back of the Tucson and filling up the tank is still the single biggest weekly purchase many families make, according to detailed Australian Bureau of Statistics household spending data released recently. Read more

The Melbourne Cup actually does stop the nation

The Melbourne Cup actually does “stop the nation” – just look at Australia’s spending data during the race, it dives 33 per cent, according to Commonwealth Bank.

In the hours leading up to the big race, we spend, tap transfer, we get cash out, but for the six minutes between the start of the race and when the winner is announced money in Australia simply stops moving. Read more

Jarryd Hayne brings back the plane in Fiji win

Wales coach John Kear does not believe a tier two country will topple Australia, New Zealand or England at this World Cup. Fiji, having run in 130 points in just two games, understandably disagree.

Jarryd Hayne brought back 'the plane' celebration when he scored in the 41st minute to break Bob Fulton's record of 13 World Cup tries as Fiji matched the Immortal's tally in one game against the sorry Welshmen. Read more