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A cloudband stretching from the northwest to the southeast is triggering thunderstorms over northern WA and the NT, and showers over SA, VIC and southern NSW. Cloud with a cold front moving over TAS is causing wind to increase. Mostly clear over QLD under high pressure.

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Sydney weather: Temperatures forecast to push past 40C in western parts of the city

11:05 EDT

Much of NSW will swelter through its first heatwave of summer today, with temperatures in Sydney's west expected to soar above 40 degrees, but the city's east should be spared thanks to a sea breeze.

Burst of summer heat prompts fire ban in Sydney

10:00 EDT

Authorities have issued a total fire ban for Sydney today as the city's residents brace for the warmest day so far this season.

What is a heatwave?

15:40 EDT

A large portion of Australia is being affected by heatwave conditions this week.