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Thick cloud over SA with a strong cold front is producing widespread storms with heavy rain. Cloud over southern parts of WA with cool southerlies is triggering showers. A cloudband with a series of troughs is producing areas of rain over the interior.

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South Australia weather: Wind gusts of 83kph slam Port Augusta, lightning topples trees

14:58 EST

Wind gusts of 83 kilometres per hour have slammed Port Augusta at the top of the Eyre Peninsula, as South Australia battens down for severe weather.

Flooding to last weeks in western NSW

14:55 EST

Major flooding will continue to affect parts of central western New South Wales well into October as inundated catchments struggle to cope with record-breaking rainfall.

NSW weather: Receding river allows some flood-affected Forbes residents to return home

14:50 EST

Residents who have had to evacuate their homes at Forbes in the New South Wales central-west may be able to return if flood levels continue to recede.