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Winter returns in a hurry

15:14 EST

After unseasonable mid-winter warmth winter has returned in a hurry to both eastern and western Australia as temperatures drop by as much as 15 degrees in 24 hours.

Cold front roars through VIC

10:37 EST

A cold front has brought damaging wind gusts to parts of Victoria with more on the way.

Unseasonably warm temperatures break historic weather records around Queensland

09:03 EST

Weather records for seven Queensland regions have been re-written, with Saturday's unseasonable temperatures setting the new benchmark for the hottest July day in seven locations, the Bureau of Meteorology says.