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Queensland Satellite Notes

Patchy cloud on the tropical north QLD coast and tablelands in moist easterly winds is only bringing the odd light drizzly shower. Generally cloud-free skies elsewhere due to dry winds are leading to mild days and chilly nights, frosty in some areas.

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Mud racing event near Rockhampton unlikely victim of Queensland drought

06:16 EST

It looks dirty — yet a unique outback car race held in central Queensland is battling a lack of gooey mud and might be called off due to dry conditions.

Seasonal workers flock west as drought shrinks number of casual jobs in the eastern states

06:12 EST

Western Australian farmers could be set for an influx of international seasonal workers as the drought over east forces a scale back of the casual farm workforce.

Potential for spontaneously combusting hay bales on the rise

06:10 EST

The potential for hay bales spontaneously combusting is on the rise as more fodder is transported into drought-stricken communities in rural Australia.