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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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Perth's hot streak ends

12:53 EDT

After a week of hot and sunny days, Perth's run has come to an end.

Two years of Buloke Shire drought prompts call for better mental health support

11:35 EDT

The Buloke Shire in western Victoria is warning there will be serious social consequences from the region's second year in drought.

Rural financial counselling service expects big demand from central Victorian growers amid dry conditions

11:16 EDT

Central Victoria's rural financial counselling service says it is facing a busy time as grain growers count the losses caused by the recent hot weather.