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Ways to stay cool: Advice from the archives

07:21 EDT

If you're finding the latest heatwave difficult, spare a thought for people from decades past, when the best advice they were given to beat the heat included putting your fingers in grapefruit and taking a water ballet class.

Sydney suffers in heatwave as NSW temperatures soar past 46 degrees Celsius

01:31 EDT

Temperatures at some regional sites in New South Wales have clicked over 46 degrees Celsius on Friday, with .

Early cyclones bring relief, and even a near-record soaking, to dry far north Queensland farmers

19:59 EDT

Two early cyclones in far north Queensland this summer have changed the fortunes of one of the country's most intensive farming areas.