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Cloud over far north QLD in a trough is generating showers and storms, some heavy. Scattered low cloud on the rest of the QLD and northern NSW coasts in onshore winds is bringing a few light showers. Patchy cloud over central Australia in a weak trough is causing the odd shower.

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Rivers down and cruises cancelled as Kakadu National Park swelters through one of its driest wet seasons on record

14:34 EDT

The World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park is suffering through one of its driest wet seasons on record.

Flash flooding swamps parched Townsville

13:54 EDT

A powerful band of severe thunderstorms swept through Townsville on Monday evening, with rain rates in excess of 100mm per hour.

Dry spell to continue for the Top End

13:53 EDT

After a brief monsoonal burst of rain at the beginning of January for central parts of the Northern Territory, the Top End continues to miss out on the heavy falls.