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Cloud over north QLD and eastern NT with a weak low and trough is bringing rain and storms, heaviest about the Gulf. Cloud in WA's northwest in a trough is causing a few showers. Cloud crossing the southeast with a gusty cool change is bringing the odd light shower, chiefly over

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Power plant outages contributed to overloading scare during NSW heatwave, report finds

18:22 EDT

Australia's energy operator has found power plant failures contributed to the unprecedented pressure on the New South Wales electricity grid during this month's heatwave.

Sydney flying fox backyard rescues at record high due to food shortage, heat

15:24 EDT

Flying fox rescuers in Sydney are experiencing "the worst season ever" as a record number of bats get caught and injured in nets used to protect backyard fruit trees.

Weekend rainfall on the cards for hot and dry inland NSW

11:55 EDT

With a few days to go until the official end to the summer season, it looks like parts of New South Wales could still see the odd drop of rain.