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Thick cloud over WA with a low pressure system and trough is generating showers and storms in the southwest. Cloud over the Top End with another trough extending into NSW is bringing areas of rain and a few storms.

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Typhoon Lan churning through Japan

15:21 EDT

Typhoon Lan has weakened below Super Typhoon status but still has the ability to generate flooding rain and damaging wind and erode coasts across Japan during Sunday and Monday.

Storms strike southwest WA

11:43 EDT

A complex low pressure system has has brought widespread showers and thunderstorms to southwest WA overnight and into Sunday morning, storms producing more than 50,000 lightning strikes.

Police divers find two bodies in sunken Queensland fishing trawler recovery mission

00:01 EDT

Two bodies have been found in a recovery mission for a trawler that sank off the central Queensland coast earlier this week with seven men on board.