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Cloud across the tropics in moist, unstable air is generating heavy showers and storms. Cloud extending from WA, across the Great Australian Bight and over TAS is producing showers and offshore storms. Mostly clear elsewhere with hot winds over parts of SA, VIC and NSW.

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Parts of Australia passing 40C today as others brace for a hot weekend

12:13 EDT

Very hot and dry conditions have been forecast across the country today and over the weekend, fuelling warnings of extreme fire danger in some states.

Australian Open: Heat policy needs to be looked at, Djokovic says, but Federer maintains his cool

11:54 EDT

The hottest topic of the Australian Open is once again the heat after a day in which Melbourne sweltered and players just about got roasted on court.

SA heatwave will not affect power supply, Treasurer says, as TDU amateur cyclists ignore warnings

11:38 EDT

The South Australian Government is not expecting to use the state's new backup diesel power generators despite extreme weather forcing a tight power supply balance.