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Cloud across southern and central QLD with a low pressure trough is producing patchy light rain and the odd thunderstorm. Low cloud along the coast and over Cape York Peninsula in moist easterlies is bringing a few light showers. Skies are clearer in the far west.

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State and Federal Governments in talks over drought relief for WA farmers

18:30 EST

The West Australian Minister for Agriculture and Food Alannah MacTiernan will urge the Federal Government to consider drought assistance for WA farmers during a critically low rainfall season.

Wet to dry in 12 months: After record June rain last year, worried farmers look to skies for more

16:51 EST

A year ago, Australia experienced its second-wettest June on record, but 12 months on, farmers in parts of inland New South Wales are worried they will not have enough.

BOM weather forecast shows cold snap for south-east Queensland over weekend

16:09 EST

South-east Queensland's above-average winter temperatures are set to plummet as a cold snap hits the region on Friday, the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) says.