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High cloud over WA's northwest with Severe TC Marcus is not generating any rain. Cloud about the tropics with a low and monsoon trough is triggering storms. Cloud over southern WA, the interior NSW, S E SA and N W VIC with troughs is generating storms, heavy in eastern NSW.

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Cyclone Marcus: Surfers gear up for rare super swell along WA's south west coast

09:11 EDT

Western Australian surfers are getting excited about a rare super swell event for Perth and the South West this weekend, fuelled by powerful Tropical Cyclone Marcus.

'It can be freaky': Meet the man who checks Australia's wettest rain gauge

07:50 EDT

Spiro Buhagiar takes enormous pride in being the man who checks Australia's hardest-working rain gauge.

Complex science behind climate change and extreme weather

22:22 EDT

As cyclone Marcus ripped through Darwin and fires burned homes to the ground in Victoria and New South Wales, it was just a matter of time until the climate change discussion reared its head.