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Bright-looking cloud over northern parts of WA in a broad region of low pressure is triggering showers and thunderstorms. Patchy cloud over inland southern parts with a trough is bringing patchy light rain areas and storms offshore.

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Melbourne hits 42C as Victorians warned to take 'heat kills' warnings seriously

16:26 EDT

Melburnians — and the world's best tennis players — are battling through temperatures of about 42 degrees Celsius, as energy authorities curtail some industrial users' power consumption and firefighters across Victoria stand are on high alert.

Fire crews sent to Tasmania's north-east as temperatures, winds increase

16:14 EDT

Extra fire crews have been deployed to the eastern half of Tasmania as emergency services brace for the threat of bushfires.

Southern states swelter as power supply struggles

16:10 EDT

The power supply in Victoria and South Australia is being put to the test as five of the states and territories face an extreme heatwave, with temperatures in some areas already hitting 40 degrees Celsius.