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Cloud over southern WA with a series of lows and troughs is generating showers and thunderstorms, some severe. Cloud over the tropics with a trough is bringing showers and severe storms. Skies are mostly clear over the remainder of the country under a high pressure ridge.

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Oppressive heat targets northern WA

16:29 EDT

Some northern parts of Western Australia will experience an extreme heatwave this week as temperatures climb into the mid forties for a number of days.

Sweaty week ahead in Sydney

13:34 EDT

The Sydney Basin's first 40C of the season will occur this week and the city could experience its warmest spell of December days in 17 years.

Warming up in Canberra

16:35 EDT

Summer has taken a while to get going in Canberra this year but the nation's capital will get its fair share of heat during the next week.