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Cloud over southwest WA with a front is bringing patchy rain and showers and the odd offshore storm. Cloud in the southeast with another front is generating showers over TAS and eastern NSW. Skies are generally clear elsewhere under a broad high pressure system.

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New season peak snow depth

17:17 EST

While parts of eastern Australia are bracing for record-breaking early spring heat this weekend, the alps are stubbornly continuing their purple patch of snow accumulation well into September.

NSW crops desperate for rain as big dry stretches on

15:30 EST

Three months of below average rain across large swathes of New South Wales is resulting in a continued downgrading of crops.

Weekend heat: Which records will be broken?

15:01 EST

Unprecedented September heat is forecast to affect parts of eastern Australia this weekend.