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Thick cloud with a trough and developing low is producing areas of rain over VIC, with showers and storms over NSW ans southern QLD. Patchy cloud over SA and VIC following a front is producing isolated showers. Jetstream cloud over southern WA and SA is not producing rain.

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Winter nears as Victoria hit with rain, snow in Alpine areas

19:14 EST

Melbourne has had its coldest day since last September, with heavy rain and flurries in Alpine areas.

A Vivid weekend

14:20 EST

For those among us wanting to balance out our participation in Earth Hour, the Vivid Light, Music and Ideas Festival opens in Sydney this on Friday.

Cooler Pacific temperatures signal end of devastating El Nino

13:37 EST

Australia's Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) has released modelling showing the latest El Nino cycle is over, but could now lead to a wet winter after a devastating 14 months of drought and famine across the Pacific.