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Thick cloud over QLD with a trough is generating areas of rain. Patchy cloud over northwestern parts of the NT and northern parts of WA with a broad region of low pressure is triggering the odd thundery shower. Cloud following a front is producing showers over VIC and TAS.

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Temperatures soar in the west

16:36 EDT

Perth is enduring a sweaty end to the week, although a cool change is on the way.

Perfect storm photos: storm chasers give up their tips for taking best pic

15:55 EDT

While most Queenslanders sheltered inside during the past week of severe storms, a breed of professional photographers known as storm chasers were outside, braving the danger to get the best possible shot.

Outback property Willowie sells prior to auction for first time since 1920

12:24 EDT

The drought in outback Queensland has forced a family to sell the sheep property they have called home for almost 100 years.