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Australia Satellite Notes

Cloud stretching from WA to VIC with a broad low pressure trough is triggering showers and thunderstorms. Cloud over northern Australia with a broad low pressure trough is bringing thundery showers. Skies are clearer over NSW and inland QLD under a hot and dry airmass.

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Grain harvest on east coast eclipsed by Victorian town of Nhill as it bucks the trend caused by drought

14:42 EDT

The western Victorian town of Nhill has supplied more grain to one of the country's largest handlers than all of Queensland combined.

Heatwave causing Canberrans to brave the not-so-popular waters of Lake Burley Griffin

13:57 EDT

The man-made Lake Burley Griffin is the watery centrepiece of the national capital, splitting Canberra into north and south.

Sewing hair scrunchies raises money for drought-affected communities

10:32 EDT

Alice Baxby wasn't around to enjoy (endure) the scrunchie hair trend of the 1980s and '90s, but the Brisbane tween is selling hundreds of the hair ties to help families struggling with the drought.