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Australia Satellite Notes

Cloud streaming across WA with a front and trough is generating rain and a few storms from the Gascoyne to the south coast. Cloud over eastern NSW and VIC due to a low is causing showers and alpine snow. Patchier cloud is causing the odd shower on the coasts of VIC, TAS and SA.

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A pulse of wintry weather has sent shivers across southeastern Australia during the last few days.

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Could fodder grown in Western Australia's remote Ord River Irrigation Scheme be the solution to the feed shortage on drought-stricken farmland in South Eastern Australia? The sub-tropical climate and access to irrigation allows farmers in the Ord to produce significant tonnages of Rhodes Grass hay for the local cattle industry, yields up to 30 tonnes per hectare a year.

Unlikely snow events in Australia

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It seems that every year, and especially around the first decent snowfall of the season, we always get asked where abouts it will snow.