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Cloud spread from the NT to western VIC and across QLD with a pair of low pressure troughs is triggering showers and storms, some severe. Low cloud over southern WA in the wake of a front is bringing little if any rain. Skies are clearer elsewhere due to ridges of high pressure.

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