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Cloud over SA a with a cold front and trough is generating only the odd light shower, mainly south. Jetstream cloud over VIC is not causing any rain. Cloud over eastern NSW with an offshore low is causing coastal showers. Cloud in onshore flow is bringing light shower to SW WA.

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Young farmers taught 'drought driving' skills as country roads plagued by millions of 'roos

14:26 EST

An initiative by Hay Inc in the New South Wales Riverina town of Hay is teaching young farmers life-saving 'drought driving' lessons on how to drive when faced with kangaroos on the road.

BOM declares a 50 per cent chance of El Nino this spring, possible dry and warm conditions ahead

13:31 EST

Warm and dry — that has been the story of the season, and now there is a good chance that is set to continue for south-east Australia.

Australia's shortest day of the year

12:27 EST

The southern hemisphere's winter solstice occurs in Australia on Thursday, marking the shortest day of the year across the country.