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Cloud about the north west with a trough and tropical moisture is produce severe thunderstorms. Low cloud along the coast with onshore winds are bringing the odd shower. Skies are clearer inland under a ridge of high pressure.

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Wujal Wujal's new wifi brings vital communication link during wild weather

06:43 EDT

In cyclone-prone far north Queensland, a new community-wide wifi network has been installed in the state's smallest shire in a bid to solve problems during severe storms that often leave the town of Wujal Wujal completely isolated.

New fire danger rating system set to be trialled this summer to cope with new extremes

06:17 EDT

The trusty roadside fire danger signs marking the entrance to every country town are up for a revamp.

Oppressive heat targets northern WA

16:29 EDT

Some northern parts of Western Australia will experience an extreme heatwave this week as temperatures climb into the mid forties for a number of days.