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A large band of cloud over WA due to a low and trough is generating rain and storms, causing flooding in the Pilbara. Cloud over NSW and QLD in a trough is causing rain and storms, some intense. Cloud in the tropics in a weak monsoon is causing showers and storms.

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Tropical cyclone off Queensland coast highly possible, expected to make landfall, BOM forecasts

17:59 EDT

A tropical low off north Queensland has a high chance of developing into a cyclone and making landfall by early next week, the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) says.

Queensland cyclone threat

15:39 EDT

Queensland may see its first tropical cyclone in two years in coming days, although the situation is still hard to call.

BOM weather: Six questions you've always wanted to ask a meteorologist

14:27 EDT

It runs one of the most-viewed websites in Australia and broadcasts its weather forecasts and warnings around the country each day.