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Cloud over inland WA and the NT with a trough is producing the showers and storms, some severe. A band of cloud moving over NSW with a front is causing light showers and the odd thunder. Patchy cloud over QLD with a trough is bringing showers and thunderstorms.

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A country of contrasts

17:33 EDT

Australia lived up to it's name today, with a vast contrast in conditions across the states.

Townsville, Burdekin now drought declared, Queensland Agriculture Minister Bill Byrne says

16:27 EDT

Another seven Queensland regions have been drought declared, including Townsville and the Burdekin region, which are in the usually wet areas of north Queensland.

American Air Force personnel celebrate a toasty Thanksgiving stationed in the Pilbara

14:21 EDT

They may be far from home, but a group of Americans have gathered in Western Australia's Pilbara region to celebrate Thanksgiving.