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Scattered cloud over lower WA, SA and northern QLD with a series of troughs is only producing light showers. Low cloud over VIC, TAS and eastern NSW following a cold front and onshore winds are generating isolated light showers.

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WA's desert drenching

13:05 EDT

Arid parts of Western Australia received a drenching overnight as thunderstorms passed overhead, with Meekatharra receiving more rain in ten minutes than they usually see in the whole month of November.

Haystack fires to burn grain producers who baled up failed crops, didn't get insurance

12:22 EDT

Fresh haystacks are exploding into flames across Victoria and South Australia and experts are warning it could be the start of a disastrous season.

Gippsland farmers given advice on becoming drought-resistant

12:09 EDT

Gippsland farmers are learning how to be more climate resilient as part of the Southern Gippsland Agricultural Climate Resilience Project.