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Thick cloud over eastern NSW with a trough is generating storms and showers, some severe. Scattered cloud across the Top End with a trough is triggering the odd storm and shower for the NT and northern QLD. Cloud over TAS with a trough is causing widespread showers.

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State of the Climate: Thank goodness for ocean sinks currently holding more warming extremes at bay

00:06 EDT

The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) and CSIRO's joint biennial State of the Climate report has just been released and it is not the kind of report card you would want to take home to your parents just before Christmas.

Severe thunderstorm hits Sydney, delaying flights and leaving thousands without power

21:55 EDT

A severe thunderstorm has hit Sydney and other parts of NSW, causing flight cancellations and leaving thousands without power.

Walgett has two rivers but no water left to drink

18:51 EDT

One of the river beds has deep cracks.