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Cloud spread across the North Island with a deep trough is producing areas of rain, mainly in central areas. High cloud over the South Island is not producing any rain. Mostly clear skies persist elsewhere due to a dominant high pressure ridge.

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Southern Queensland storm chasers reflect on 'bittersweet' storms

18:02 EDT

A regional photographer says weekend storms brought "awe inspiring" images, but his thoughts were with the farmers who experienced massive damage.

Fire and dust storms in South Australia

17:47 EDT

A cold front is directing a gusty change across South Australia, whipping up dust and pre-existing fires.

Union calls for probe into building standards at Lismore hospital after maternity ward roof damage

17:08 EDT

The Health Services Union is calling for an investigation into building standards at the Lismore Base Hospital on the NSW north coast after scaffolding collapsed onto the roof of the maternity ward during Sunday's storm.