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Australia Satellite Notes

Thick cloud over the tropics with a low pressure trough is triggering showers and storms, some heavy. Patchy thick cloud over inland SA, QLD and NSW lies near a weaker trough, bringing isolated storms. Over the far south cloud is associated with a weak cool change.

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Fire fuel loads increase after recent heat in NSW

16:34 EDT

Prolonged heatwave conditions are helping elevate the bushfire threat in parts of New South Wales this week, after a slow start to the season.

Queensland weather: Heatwave conditions to return on Wednesday

16:09 EDT

A four-day heatwave that begins on Wednesday will bring the same kind of conditions that saw more than 200 Queenslanders treated for heat stroke and dehydration last week.

Federal MP calls on banks to develop offsetting options to help farmers save in the good times

16:05 EDT

A Queensland MP is calling on the major banks to develop offsetting options for farm management deposits to help landholders save in the good times.