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Thick cloud over WA with a decaying a tropical low and trough is bringing areas of heavy rain and storms. Thick cloud near the QLD coast near a developing offshore low is causing wind and rain to increase. Skies are clearer inland and southeast under a ridge of high pressure.

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Cyclone preparations step up as tropical low expected to strengthen off north Queensland

12:53 EDT

Authorities are preparing for a potential cyclone that could hit the north Queensland coast in coming days, as the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) tracks a tropical low in the Coral Sea that is expected to strengthen.

Queensland cyclone threat update

11:30 EDT

It's looking more likely that a tropical cyclone will cross the Queensland coast in the coming days.

Tropical low drenches Port Hedland and surrounding cattle country

11:27 EDT

A slow-moving tropical low has drenched the WA mining town of Port Hedland, which has received more than 270 millimetres of rain this week.