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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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Lake Eyre flood lures tourists to 'once-in-a-lifetime' spectacle providing outback businesses with key lifeline

07:39 EST

This year's flood event at Lake Eyre in hasn't just delivered a spectacular natural wonder, it has also brought new life to Central Australia and a crucial economic boost to remote businesses.

Sydney's cold mornings to continue

15:40 EST

On Saturday morning Sydney awoke to its coldest morning of the year so far, at just seven degrees it was a good day to sleep in.

Canberra slow to thaw after frozen fog of a morning

15:29 EST

Canberra took until brunch to shake off the frozen fog which had blanketed much of northern ACT just before sunrise when it had chilled to minus five degrees.