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Thick cloud over northwest Australia with Tropical Cyclone Kelvin is triggering areas of rain, storms and powerful winds. Troughs are generating a few showers and thunderstorms over parts of WA, NT, SA and QLD. Cloud over TAS with a cold front is bringing showers.

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Cyclone Kelvin expected to hit northern WA, posing threat to lives

08:10 EDT

Category one Cyclone Kelvin is likely to hit north Western Australia this morning, with the system bringing even more rain to the drenched region.

Cyclone threat downgraded for northern WA but record rain swamps Broome

18:12 EDT

A tropical low that is expected to build into a cyclone has dumped record-breaking rainfall on the town of Broome, swamping the town centre and prompting men to duck-dive in flooded roads to salvage cars.

Get the Bucket and Broome

12:50 EDT

Broome is fast approaching its annual rainfall record, after 1371mm has fallen in the gauge so far this year.