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Cloud stretching from WA to VIC with a trough and cold front is generating showers and storms. Cloud in the east with an offshore low and trough is triggering rain and storms over the NSW coast. Skies are largely clear in the north under high pressure.

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Perth rainfall is higher than Melbourne, Hobart, London despite reputation for sunny beaches

14:41 EST

Perth may be best known for its idyllic beaches and sunny skies, but the West Australian capital sees more rain than Melbourne, Hobart and London — cities often associated with gloomy, wet weather.

Dry autumn for Murray-Darling

13:47 EST

With just over a month left until the end of autumn, it's shaping up to be a very dry season for most of the Murray-Darling Basin.

Hanging your laundry out to dry

09:55 EST

There are several things to consider when deciding whether to hang your clothes outside to dry.