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An extremely wide cloud band stretching from northwest WA to the southeast within a deep trough is generating areas of heavy rain and thunderstorms, mainly in northern WA and the NT. Cloud in southwestern WA with a cold front is bringing gusty showers and storms.

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Sydney's smokey start to Saturday

09:41 EST

Sydney-sider's woke to a blanket of haze this morning, primarily in the north as light westerly breezes wafted smoke from hazard reduction burns inland towards the coast.

Stay calm and keep hold of your pants: A close call in remote Papua New Guinea

09:22 EST

Ignorance is a dangerous thing in a country like Papua New Guinea.

South Australia faces heavy rain, possible flooding over weekend, weather bureau predicts

18:24 EST

Authorities are warning South Australians to brace for widespread heavy rain across the weekend, with the weather bureau forecasting up to 80 millimetres in some areas.