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Cloud over WA, NT and QLD in a series of troughs is triggering showers and thunderstorms, some severe. Low cloud over southern SA and VIC, TAS and eastern NSW with an onshore flow is producing isolated light showers.

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QLD's storm season in full swing

18:19 EDT

Thunderstorms have flared up again over Queensland, with stormy skies likely to be a daily occurrence over the next week.

Haystack fires to burn grain producers who baled up failed crops, didn't get insurance

16:33 EDT

Fresh haystacks are exploding into flames across Victoria and South Australia and experts are warning it could be the start of a disastrous season.

National Servicemen's Memorial Pipes and Drums Band witnesses devastating drought on outback tour

15:03 EDT

One of Australia's most renowned pipe and drum bands will end an ambitious tour this weekend with a renewed understanding of how rural Queenslanders are dealing with drought.