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Australia Satellite Notes

Cloud spreading across SA, the NT, southern QLD and northern NSW among low pressure troughs is generating rain and a few storms. Low cloud over southern parts of VIC and SA in cool winds is causing a few light showers. Skies are clearing in WA under a building ridge.

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Plenty of fuel this bushfire season

14:34 EST

One of Australia's wettest winters on record has primed parts of the country for above-average bushfire potential this season.

Flood-ravaged Ouse famers urged to swallow pride to receive relief grants

09:23 EST

Farmers at Ouse in the Derwent Valley deserve joint state and Commonwealth disaster relief grants, the Tasmanian Flood Recovery Taskforce says.

Rain transforms The Red Centre

18:20 EST

The heaviest August rain in decades turned central Australia into an eerie place this week, causing waterfalls and thick fog.