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540 line

Indicates the 540 decametre line on the 1000-500 thickness chart. Often used as a rough guide to determine when an airmass is cold enough to produce snowfalls on the Australian southern alpine areas.

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Fire and strong wind warnings as a heatwave continues across south-eastern states

13:35 EDT

Australia's south-eastern states are bracing for potential fires and strong winds as a heatwave pushes temperatures above 40 degrees Celsius in many areas.

Bundaberg East flood levee business case being finalised, federal funding dependent on detail

13:14 EDT

The Federal Government has asked for more detail before contributing the $40 million needed for Bundaberg East's flood levee to proceed.

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