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Cloud over northeastern NSW and southeast QLD in a trough is only causing the odd shower. Cloud over northern WA in another trough is generating patchy rain and storms. Cloud about the coasts of southeastern SA, western TAS and VIC in onshore winds is bringing light showers.

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Drought conditions in Australia spread north as Indonesia feels the bite of the big dry

15:49 EST

The drought in Australia is having an impact on its neighbours, with 5 million people in Indonesia suffering from an extended dry season.

Storms strike Kimberley amid heightened fire danger

15:22 EST

Dry season showers and thunderstorms are bringing some of the most notable rain in about five months to parts of WA and the NT, but also raising the threat of fires.

Embattled dairy farmer's social post gets supermarkets to implement 10-cent drought levy on milk

14:59 EST

Woolworths has responded to calls from the dairy industry by announcing it will increase the price of its milk by 10 cents a litre as part of a new special drought relief milk range.