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Cloud in the south and southeast with a trough and a series of cold fronts is causing squally showers and storms. Low cloud over the southwest coast with cool and unstable onshore winds is bringing showers. Skies are clearer over QLD and the NT under a high pressure ridge.

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BoM forecasts September records in NSW with 37C likely in Sydney and 40C in regional areas

09:22 EST

Records are predicted to fall and total fire bans are in place across half of New South Wales as an unseasonal heatwave takes hold.

Firefighters on standby in Mallee with Victoria's north-west facing dangerous bushfire conditions

08:30 EST

Victoria is facing its first day of dangerous bushfire conditions this season.

Drought bites hard and drought maps questioned

17:46 EST

The accuracy of the current official figure of 66 per cent of Queensland being declared as in drought is being challenged.