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Cloud over northern NSW and southern QLD in a trough is triggering showers. Cloud stretching over WA, SA and the NT with another trough is generating areas of heavy rain. Cloud over southern WA with a low pressure trough is producing the odd thundery shower.

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South Australian vegetable farmers prepare to make no returns on flood-ravaged crops

06:23 EDT

After several weeks of waiting for the saturated soil to dry out, flood-affected farmers in South Australia's biggest vegetable growing region are now pulling out their ruined crops.

Cyclone season ready and set

16:51 EDT

Australia's 2016/17 Tropical Cyclone season officially begins on Tuesday next week.

Smashing avocados and Lego: Townsville Cyclone Testing Station puts household objects to the test

14:02 EDT

Researchers at a Cyclone Testing Station in north Queensland have been busy creating smashed avocado, and it is not the type that goes on toast.