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Thick cloud in the north near Tropical Cyclone Frances is generating heavy rain and the odd storm, mainly offshore. Cloud over SA, VIC, NSW and TAS in onshore winds is bringing a few coastal showers. High cloud over WA with a decaying trough is generating virtually no rain.

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BOM predicts a less destructive South Australian coastal storm season this year

18:26 EST

As the mercury plummets across South Australia ahead of winter, coastal properties are preparing for the inevitable storm surges.

Arid April in Perth

15:37 EST

Perth has not recorded any rainfall so far this month.

Flood assistance 'slow' as coordination issues dog federal-state response to WA disasters

14:08 EST

A Western Australian Government official says "our eyes widened" when the new administration faced federal-state cooperative issues tackling the state's storm recovery after months of damaging weather.