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Cloud extending over WA and into central Australia with a weak trough is causing patchy rain and the odd storm. Brighter cloud in southeast SA with trough is generating showers and a few storms. Cloud over northern tropical QLD in moist, unstable air is bringing showers.

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BoM: More accurate forecasts to help landholders make better decisions

10:01 EST

The Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) is currently developing a new climate model to improve seasonal forecasts for agriculturalists.

Big surf closes beaches across Sydney, NSW

07:43 EST

Surf lifesavers have issued a warning to beachgoers as a large swell closes stretches of the New South Wales coastline.

Eastern Australia's frost season starts late but abruptly

18:52 EST

For most of Australia's frost-prone areas the frost season has started later than any other year since 2007 but now it has arrived with a shudder.