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Cloud over northeast NSW and southeast QLD with a low pressure trough is generating showers and storms. Patchy cloud over the NT associated with the trough is bringing isolated storms. Cloud is increasing over southwest WA with an approaching front, bringing a few showers.

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21:31 EDT

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Graziers in far-west New South Wales are using government loans to prepare their properties for the arrival of rain.