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Thick cloud over the lower South Island ahead of a front is producing showers, becoming increasingly heavy, particularly around the Westland. Skies remain clearer elsewhere under a weakening high pressure ridge.

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American Air Force personnel celebrate a toasty Thanksgiving stationed in the Pilbara

14:21 EDT

They may be far from home, but a group of Americans have gathered in Western Australia's Pilbara region to celebrate Thanksgiving.

First Total Fire Ban for Sydney

13:19 EDT

Another hot day is making its mark across eastern NSW as northwesterly winds ahead of a trough drag a hot airmass from Australia's interior towards the coast.

Swimmers left high and dry after vandals empty Newcastle Ocean Baths

12:29 EDT

Newcastle locals hoping for a morning swim ahead of a sweltering day have been left disappointed, with vandals emptying the city's ocean baths.