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Masses of cloud over WA, the NT and north QLD in moist unstable air are generating rain and storms, heaviest in WA. Cloud forming over southwest QLD, northwest NSW and northern SA in a deepening trough is causing a few storms. Low, drizzly cloud is forming on the NSW coast.

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Kimberley flooding: Warnings ignored as wild weather lashes WA's north

20:11 EDT

Authorities are growing frustrated with people continuing to drive across fast-moving creek crossings, as hundreds of millimetres of rain swells river catchments across WA's north.

What the UV rating really means for your skin

19:11 EDT

A national scientific agency says Queensland's UV index so far this summer is higher than in previous years.

Severe winds lash Mudgee, causing mass power outage, damage to cars and buildings

19:00 EDT

Residents have described chaotic scenes in the streets of Mudgee as the town was battered by damaging winds today.