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Cloud over WA with a complex low and front is generating heavy rain and thunderstorms. Low cloud over southern VIC and TAS in the wake of a cold front is producing the odd light shower. Patchy cloud on the northern QLD coast with moist onshore winds is producing light showers.

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Cold snap could see snow fall as low as sea level in Hobart on Monday

08:39 EST

Weather forecasters are predicting snow across Tasmania over the weekend and possible snow in Hobart for the first time since 1986.

Strengthening El Nino to reduce rainfall in northern and south-east Australia but wetter conditions for Western Australia

07:17 EST

The Bureau of Meteorology has confirmed the El Nino pattern is strengthening in the Pacific and is likely to persist into next year.

Storm warning for parts of southern WA extended to Perth metropolitan area

23:34 EST

An unusual weather pattern is bringing storms to parts of southern Western Australia, with residents in the Central West, Lower West, Great Southern and Central Wheatbelt districts told to brace for damaging winds and possible flash flooding.