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Australia Satellite Notes

Cloud over southern WA and western SA is spreading east, leading to showers and the odd thunderstorm, and windy conditions about WA's south coast. Cloud over the southeast in the wake of a trough is bringing the odd light shower. Clear elsewhere under high pressure.

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Do you know what goes on behind the scenes to keep Australian ski resorts open?

16:25 EST

Australian alpine areas have enjoyed bumper snowfalls this week, but little is known about all the work that goes on behind the scenes to keep ski resorts in good shape throughout winter.

Rain to replace cold spell in parts of Queensland

14:06 EST

The run of cold mornings continued for parts of southern and eastern Qld on Wednesday, with some places recording their coldest August minimums in decades.

Cut-off low set to traverse South Australia

12:58 EST

A low currently moving over the Bight will cut-off from the westerly circulation by Thursday, moving inland over SA and generating strong winds, showers and thunderstorms.