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540 line

Indicates the 540 decametre line on the 1000-500 thickness chart. Often used as a rough guide to determine when an airmass is cold enough to produce snowfalls on the Australian southern alpine areas.

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Hobart news: Tasmania salutes Anzac heroes, severe weather on its way

12:50 EST

This is the Tasmania Now daily blog, bringing you updates from across the island state and beyond.

Troughs trigger healthy rains over central and eastern Queensland

12:29 EST

A trough sitting just off the Queensland coast, and another inland, both of which are being fuelled by onshore winds, has produced some very high rain totals over the past couple of days.

Southern Australian coastline expected to cop brunt of large swells

17:37 EST

A strong storm system in the Southern Ocean will bring swells as high as 7 metres off Australia's southern coastline ahead of the weekend, creating dangerous conditions for fishing, surfing and boating.