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Thick cloud over the central and northern QLD coast in a trough is generating showers and storms, some heavy. Cloud over coastal parts of northern NSW and western TAS with onshore winds is bringing the odd shower. Sunny in WA in dry easterly winds which are hot and gusty.

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Farmers say they are let down by weather bureau staff cuts

17:25 EDT

Farmers in western New South Wales say they feel let down by the government, after changes to the Bureau of Meteorology regional offices.

BoM given one day's notice about CSIRO restructure

17:23 EDT

The Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) and the Australian Antarctic Division say they were given just one day's notice about a major CSIRO restructure that could impact joint projects.

Swift water rescue crew help north Queensland drivers stuck in flood water

16:04 EDT

The message 'if it is flooded, forget it' is not getting through to everyone, according to Queensland Fire and Rescue Service (QFRS) superintendent.