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Bright cloud with a trough over QLD is generating showers and potentially severe thunderstorms. Cloud with a second trough over central AUS is also producing showers and storms. Bright cloud within a broad region of low pressure is producing thundery showers over the tropics.

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Outlook not great for SA firefighters

15:39 EDT

Conditions will not be favourable for fires burning north of Adelaide as warming temperatures, little rain and strengthening winds move across the region early next week.

Publican tells of "frightening" fire that swept through Olary

13:33 EDT

The publican in the South Australian town of Olary said historic buildings and cottages stood no chance against a fire that tore through the town.

Thunderstorms crack dawn in Darwin

13:10 EDT

A severe thunderstorm tore through Darwin early this morning, bringing damaging winds and heavy rainfall totals.