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Thick cloud spiralling around a low pressure system is causing squally rain and storms over most of WA's southwest. Cloud over southern QLD and northeast NSW with a trough is triggering isolated showers. Skies are clearer in the northwest and southeast under highs.

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September heat records on the forecast

11:36 EST

Unprecedented September heat will affect southern Queensland and northern NSW on Wednesday and Thursday, causing some locations to break records for the second time in a week.

Come by Chance picnic races buoys spirits of farmers despite heat and dust and drought

11:22 EST

"I have come here when it's flooded and we can't get out, and I've come here when it's been that bloody dusty we can't see the races." The venue in question was the Come by Chance racecourse and campdraft grounds, on a black-soil floodplain in western New South Wales.

Dam levels across NSW continue to hold despite record dry winter

09:40 EST

Despite a record dry winter and extremely warm daytime temperatures in New South Wales over the last four months, the state's dams are still relatively full.