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A trough and pair of fronts is generating showers and thunderstorms across SA and causing areas of rain to increase over western parts of NSW and VIC. Patchy cloud over southern parts of WA in the wake of a cold front is triggering cold and blustery showers.

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Snow falls on WA's Bluff Knoll for second time in weeks

15:52 EST

Snow has fallen in Western Australia's Stirling Ranges, including Bluff Knoll, for the second time in a matter of weeks, after a chilly night in the Great Southern.

Rural villagers facing food shortages as El Nino brings drought, frosts to Papua New Guinea

14:04 EST

While many Australian farmers are nervously waiting to see how a forecast El Nino may impact farm production, to the north, Papua New Guinea is already feeling its full force.

Farmers say debt a bigger threat than drought

13:43 EST

Debt is now a bigger problem than drought for some of Australia's farming families, who say they are making the radical call for removing their debt from banks and placing it with government.