Large hail up to 16cm in size has been recorded in parts of North Queensland.
There's good news and bad news for croppers in the BOM's announcement that there was a 70pc chance of a La Nina late this year.
The climate drivers that have led to heavy October rainfall across parts of the country are set to remain in play for a while longer.
It is time to head home from the Top End for the grey nomads and other escapees from the southern states.
Farmers have their fingers crossed that rain producing La Nina conditions are set to develop in 2021.
Timely, and unexpectedly heavy, rainfall last week has put a spring in the step of Mallee farmers in NSW, SA and Victoria.
Mildura will reach a warm 33 degrees in an unseasonable burst of early spring heat before a rainband cools things down tomorrow.