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Thick cloud about the Top End coast near Tropical Cyclone Frances is generating heavy rain and storms. Cloud over WA in a weak trough is causing showers in the northwest. Cloud over parts of SA, TAS, VIC and southeastern NSW in brisk winds is bringing light showers to the coasts.

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Late-season cyclone potential

16:30 EST

A tropical cyclone may form in Australian waters during the next 24 hours, although the system will have little impact on our mainland.

Wintry chill grips six states and territories

14:58 EST

Parts of eastern and southeast Australia experienced their coldest temperatures in at least six months this morning.

Hobart heritage buildings not built to withstand Tasmania's toughest wind speeds

11:20 EST

Tasmania's heritage buildings are taking a battering from gusty winds they were not designed to withstand.