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Cloud over QLD with an active trough is triggering showers and storms. Cloud across WA, NT and SA with a series of low pressure troughs is bringing patchy showers and storms. Skies are clearer over central Australia and NSW under a high pressure ridge.

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Cape Town's Day Zero pushed back, but authorities say drought threat still real

21:19 EDT

Theewaterskloof dam looks more like a desert.

Cyclone season takes toll on northern WA as yet another tropical low looms

19:12 EDT

The reopening of the flooded highway network in WA's north has offered temporary relief for truckies and travellers, but weary residents are being warned the abnormally hectic cyclone season may be set to continue, with a chance of more severe weather and flooding next week.

Storms, wind and hail damages properties and causes widespread blackouts in north Queensland

15:42 EDT

Fence posts were sent hurtling through walls as wild storms ripped through Queensland's central highlands, leaving tens of thousands of homes without power.