Australian Satellite/Lightning

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JMA Himawari-8

Australia Satellite Notes

Cloud stretching from WA to NSW with a broad low pressure trough is triggering showers as well as the odd storm in WA. Cloud over the tropics in a series of troughs is causing thundery showers. Cloud along the QLD coast in onshore winds is bringing showers, heaviest in the north.

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