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Australia Satellite Notes

A band of cloud extending from northern WA to the Tasman Sea with a trough is generating the odd spot of rain about northern WA, southern NT and northeastern NSW. A trough in the south is triggering a few showers over southern SA, VIC and TAS, with the odd storm for TAS.

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13:56 EST

After an incredibly active week of typhoons, hurricanes and tropical storms in the northern hemisphere, the atmosphere has settled down noticeably this week.

Veteran mayor steps aside as drought takes toll on rural community leadership

13:38 EST

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Showers ahead for eastern NSW but remaining dry in the west

10:57 EST

Showers and thunderstorms will affect some northern and eastern parts of NSW during the next week, although there's little rain in sight for the state's parched west.