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Bright cloud over southern parts of WA ahead an approaching low is bringing patchy light rain. Patchy cloud in the east with a trough is causing showers for eastern NSW and southeast QLD. Skies are largely clear elsewhere under a broad high pressure system.

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Unseasonal Tropical Cyclone Raquel develops near Solomon Islands

12:40 EST

As the southern hemisphere dives into the heart of winter, the tropical waters of the Solomon Islands have been brewing up a storm.

Queensland drought: Stranger amazes graziers by travelling 2,000 kilometres to lend a hand

11:18 EST

A western Queensland family has been overwhelmed by the generosity of a stranger who volunteered to help on a drought-stricken station.

Cyclone in July: Weather bureau declares Raquel poses no threat to Queensland

09:46 EST

Queensland forecasters have named Raquel as their first ever recorded July cyclone, which has formed this morning north of the Solomon Islands.