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Australia Satellite Notes

Thick cloud over the northern QLD coasts in a trough is generating rain areas and a few storms. Scattered low cloud over the NSW and QLD coasts in an onshore flow is causing the odd, light shower. Patchy cloud over the interior with a weak trough is bringing light rain.

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