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Cloud over WA's north with Severe Tropical Cyclone Marcus is causing the odd shower. Cloud about the tropics with a monsoon trough is triggering storms. Cloud over southern WA, the interior and coastal NSW with troughs is generating storms with areas of heavy rain in eastern NSW.

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Complex science behind climate change and extreme weather

22:22 EDT

As cyclone Marcus ripped through Darwin and fires burned homes to the ground in Victoria and New South Wales, it was just a matter of time until the climate change discussion reared its head.

Cyclone watch issued for north-eastern Top End communities

21:22 EDT

Coastal communities in north-east Arnhem land should prepare now for the predicted Tropical Cyclone Nora, which is expected to hit the region on Friday.

Dry hits east coast Tasmanian communities waiting for irrigation dam to fill

18:37 EDT

Months of heat and low rainfall have taken their toll on Tasmania's east coast, with the dry weather conditions stalling the first season of a new irrigation scheme.