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Australia Satellite Notes

A band of cloud over TAS, NSW and QLD with a cold front and trough is generating areas of rain and storms. Speckled cloud in the wake of the front over SA and VIC is causing squally showers. Cloud over the Top End in an unstable onshore flow is bringing a few storms.

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