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Thick cloud over southeast QLD and northern NSW with a trough is causing storms, some severe. Cloud over the southwest with a gusty cold front is bringing widespread showers and a few storms. Cloud over TAS and southern VIC with a weak front is producing a few showers.

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Drought bites hard and drought maps questioned

17:46 EST

The accuracy of the current official figure of 66 per cent of Queensland being declared as in drought is being challenged.

Severe storm warning for south-east Queensland cancelled after series of cells sweep through region

16:36 EST

Severe thunderstorm warnings for south-east Queensland have been cancelled after a series of small cells swept through the region.

NSW weather: Record-breaking 40-degree temperature expected this weekend

16:24 EST

Total fire bans have been implemented across half of the state with some parts expected to hit 40 degrees Celsius for the first time in September since records began.