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Australia Satellite Notes

A cloud band crossing southwestern WA with a trough is leading to showers and the odd storm. Patchy cloud over eastern SA< VIC, TAS and NSW with another trough is bringing light and isolated showers. Skies are generally clear elsewhere under a broad high pressure system.

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Wet week for the Southwest

15:11 EST

While showers and rain have been lingering over southern regions of Western Australia, there are no signs that clear skies are going to return any time soon.

Wild weather sets its sights on New Zealand

12:48 EST

A deep cold front will move over New Zealand, bringing an intense bout of wind, rain and snow.

Tigerair flight turned back to Melbourne after mid-air lightning strike

23:55 EST

An airline passenger has described her terror and ultimate relief after the plane she was on was hit by lightning and forced to return to Melbourne Airport.