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Thick cloud over northwest Australia with Tropical Cyclone Kelvin is triggering areas of rain, storms and powerful winds. Cloud over WA, SA, NT and QLD with a series of troughs is causing thundery showers. Cloud over VIC with a trough and front is bringing showers and storms.

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Warnings for NSW beaches and coast amid weekend rescues; 4-metre swells predicted

08:16 EDT

Authorities have issued warnings for dangerous surf conditions, including waves bigger than four metres, expected along much of the New South Wales coast today.

Dozens rescued as dangerous swell slams south-east Queensland

06:26 EDT

At least 50 people have been rescued in a as dangerous swells continue to slam the coastline in the wake of Tropical Cyclone Gita.

Scams, fake news advertised on Bureau of Meteorology website

06:17 EDT

Advertisements for scam pages have appeared on the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) website.