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Thick cloud is streaming across SA and the Bight ahead of a weakening low in southern WA and is only bringing patchy light rain. Patchy low cloud near the QLD coast in moist onshore winds is causing the odd shower. Skies are clearer elsewhere under a high pressure ridge.

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Tropical cyclone could form near Solomon Islands this week but poses no threat to Queensland, BoM says

09:38 EST

Queensland forecasters monitoring a low near the Solomon Islands that could become a tropical cyclone later this week say it is unlikely to threaten the state.

Grantham floods inquiry: Concerns raised about quarry wall years before 2011 flood, commission hears

20:14 EST

The Grantham Floods Commission of Inquiry has been shown graphic vision of the Lockyer Creek breaking its banks upstream from the Grantham quarry during the deadly 2011 disaster.

Parts of NSW on track for coldest July in around 17 years

19:12 EST

For many across New South Wales, July has been a cold month and for the younger generation, many won't be able to remember a month so cold.