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Australia Satellite Notes

Thick cloud over north QLD, the NT and WA with a low pressure trough is triggering showers and storms, some heavy. Cloud over TAS and VIC with a gusty cold front is bringing only light showers. Skies are clearer over the east in hot conditions with a high pressure ridge.

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Rivers rising and roads cut across northern Western Australia

11:37 EDT

The Great Northern Highway has been closed between Fitzroy Crossing and Halls Creek, as rivers rise across northern Western Australia following a week of steady rain.

Heat fuelling southern fire danger today

11:12 EDT

Total fire bans are in place for parts of South Australia and Victoria today as temperatures soar ahead of an approaching cool change.

Plastic hives save hot bees in central Queensland

10:36 EDT

A Queensland beekeeper says special hives are helping to keep his bees cool as temperatures soar across the state.