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A cloud band stretching from northwest WA across SA to VIC along a trough is causing patchy rain. Cloud over eastern NSW due to an offshore low is causing showers and a few storms, heaviest north from Sydney. Patchy cloud and the odd shower in southwest WA.

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Barrington Tops winter wonderland sparks sightseeing rush to Hunter Valley

16:35 EST

The recent cold snap across parts of the country has seen the Barrington Tops area blanketed in snow, drawing hundreds of sightseers.

Australia on El Nino Watch

16:20 EST

The chance of an El Nino forming during the second half of 2018 is increasing as the equatorial Pacific Ocean continues to warm.

Young farmers taught 'drought driving' skills as country roads plagued by millions of 'roos

11:32 EST

An initiative by Hay Inc in the New South Wales Riverina town of Hay is teaching young farmers life-saving 'drought driving' lessons on how to drive when faced with kangaroos on the road.