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Thick cloud with a trough and cold front is generating showers and thunderstorms over inland NSW, VIC and TAS, with gusty cool showers over SA. Bright cloud with a deep low pressure trough is also generating showers and storms over southern QLD, the NT and WA.

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Summer scorcher looms for two thirds of Australians

14:12 EDT

The most widespread heat in five years could grip parts of southern and eastern Australia next week.

Turbulent Thursday in Vic, Tas, SA

15:52 EDT

Parts of Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia could be lashed by storms and damaging winds on Thursday as a cold front sweeps across Australia's southeast.

How to protect yourself from lightning strikes

15:38 EDT

It is storm season in Australia and, while being struck by lightning is considered a rare occurrence, there are several steps people can take to keep safe.