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Thick cloud over the central and northern QLD coasts in a trough is generating showers and storms. Cloud over coastal parts of northern NSW and western TAS with onshore winds is bringing the odd shower. Skies are mostly clear over SA and WA under a high pressure ridge.

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Perth heatwave putting city's water supplies under pressure

23:43 EDT

As Perth sweats through a severe heatwave, pressure is mounting on the city's dwindling water supplies.

BoM given one day's notice about CSIRO restructure

20:14 EDT

The Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) and the Australian Antarctic Division say they were given just one day's notice about a major CSIRO restructure that could impact joint projects.

Farmers say they are let down by weather bureau staff cuts

17:25 EDT

Farmers in western New South Wales say they feel let down by the government, after changes to the Bureau of Meteorology regional offices.