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Cloud over far easter WA and SA in a trough is generating rain and thunderstorms, mainly over the interior. Cloud scattered across the northern tropics in moist, unstable air is causing showers and storms. Mostly clear elsewhere in dry winds, which are hot inland.

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NSW heatwave

13:16 EDT

A week-long heatwave is gripping NSW and some parts of the state could see December records challenged.

Wujal Wujal's new wifi brings vital communication link during wild weather

06:43 EDT

In cyclone-prone far north Queensland, a new community-wide wifi network has been installed in the state's smallest shire in a bid to solve problems during severe storms that often leave the town of Wujal Wujal completely isolated.

New fire danger rating system set to be trialled this summer to cope with new extremes

06:17 EDT

The trusty roadside fire danger signs marking the entrance to every country town are up for a revamp.