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Cloud over WA, SA, NT, QLD and northeast NSW in a series of troughs is generating a few showers and thunderstorms, mainly in the Top End. Low cloud over southern SA and VIC, TAS and southeast NSW with an onshore flow is bringing the odd, light shower.

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Thunderstorms crack dawn in Darwin

13:10 EDT

A severe thunderstorm tore through Darwin early this morning, bringing damaging winds and heavy rainfall totals.

QLD's storm season in full swing

18:19 EDT

Thunderstorms have flared up again over Queensland, with stormy skies likely to be a daily occurrence over the next week.

Haystack fires to burn grain producers who baled up failed crops, didn't get insurance

16:33 EDT

Fresh haystacks are exploding into flames across Victoria and South Australia and experts are warning it could be the start of a disastrous season.