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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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Insurers and government leave council high and dry after coastal storm damage

15:26 EST

The Bega Valley Shire Council is caught in a perfect storm of insurers and governments avoiding claims to repair storm damage to a heritage wharf.

Beach shacks falling into the sea fears for South Australian community

13:41 EST

Beach shack owners in South Australia say urgent action is needed, after storm erosion has put their properties at risk of falling into the sea.

Severe storm derails train in southern France

12:48 EST

During a thunderstorm, approximately 20 percent of lightning strikes reach the ground and the rest occur within the cloud.