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Australia Satellite Notes

Thick cloud over northern WA and the NT in a low pressure trough is generating heavy showers and storms. Cloud over western QLD and NSW with another trough is causing patchy rain and a few storms. Skies are mostly clear in SA, VIC and TAS under a large high pressure system.

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Second surge of heat could challenge records

10:33 EDT

Another round of intense heat is about to sweep across southern and eastern Australia, challenging December heat records for the second time in a week.

Sydney weather: Temperatures hit 40C in western Sydney ahead of late cool change

18:43 EDT

Demand for ambulances has risen by 40 per cent across the Sydney metro area today, with temperatures in the western suburbs hitting 40 degrees Celsius.

How hot does it get in Australia?

14:43 EDT

With summer underway in Australia and heatwave conditions affecting a number of states this week, a lot of temperature observations are being compared to historical records.