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Fire danger rising as hot air spreads south

16:21 EDT

Soaring temperatures will elevate fire danger ratings across parts of southern Australia on Thursday and Friday.

'Our own personal cyclone' as severe thunderstorm rips through WA farming community of Cunderdin

15:33 EDT

Residents in Cunderdin have described a severe storm that tore through the region yesterday afternoon as "our own personal cyclone".

Prolonged heatwave on the horizon

12:09 EDT

Parts of southeastern Australia experienced a relatively mild start to the week, although a prolonged heatwave is about to grip multiple states and territories.