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Thick cloud over the northwest with Tropical Cyclone Kelvin is triggering areas of rain, storms and powerful winds. Cloud over WA, SA, NT and QLD with a series of troughs is causing thundery showers. Cloud over NSW with a trough and front is bringing showers and storms.

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Cyclonic Queensland surf hits its peak today, Gold Coast beaches still closed

18:58 EDT

Cyclonic swells have peaked along southern Queensland beaches today, with conditions this morning described as "good as you can get" for experienced surfers.

Tropical Cyclone Kelvin weakens, but heavy flooding cuts off Great Northern Highway

18:39 EDT

A cyclone which brought damaging winds and heavy rain to northern WA has weakened to a tropical low, but there are fears flooding affecting a major supply road could impact food delivery in the region.

Brief relief from the heat in eastern NSW

16:44 EDT

Sydney will have one of its coolest days so far this year on Tuesday as a southerly change affects eastern NSW.