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Australia Satellite Notes

Cloud is streaming from WA across SA and into NSW in moist winds aloft, leading to areas of light rain. Speckled cloud is increasing over southern VIC and TAS in the cold winds behind a front, bringing showers. Low cloud along the QLD coast in onshore winds is causing showers.

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Either humid or calm - tricky month for drying clothes

12:39 EST

So far this winter much of southeastern Australian has either been too humid or too calm for the washing to dry as fast as it would normally at this time of year.

SA Power Networks paid $18.5m in compensation for December blackout

08:39 EST

A new report shows SA Power Networks paid more than $18.5 million to households that lost power in The figure was included in two reports released by the Essential Services Commission of SA (ESCOSA) into the December storm, and the .

Dry season in Western Australia forces Wheatbelt farmers to sell off sheep

18:30 EST

The lack of winter rain over much of Western Australia has left many crops to wither and pasture to dry out, with Wheatbelt farmers in particular being forced to sell their sheep.