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Cloud across the tropics in moist, unstable air is generating heavy showers and thunderstorms. Cloud with a trough extending from WA, across the NT, SA and into VIC is triggering showers and thunderstorms. Clear over much of the east under a high pressure ridge.

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Southern states swelter as power supply struggles

00:08 EDT

The power supply in Victoria and South Australia is being put to the test as five of the states and territories face an extreme heatwave, after temperatures in some areas hit 40 degrees Celsius.

Melbourne hits 42C before cool change as authorities defend 'heat kills' warnings

21:48 EDT

Melburnians — and the world's best tennis players — have battled through temperatures of about 42 degrees Celsius, as energy authorities curtailed some industrial users' power consumption and firefighters across Victoria stood on high alert.

Canberra braces for heatwave as temperatures expected to soar above 37C for four consecutive days

21:03 EDT

Canberrans are about to swelter through the weekend, with four consecutive days at or above 37 degrees Celsius.