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Australia Satellite Notes

Cloud over northern WA and the NT in a heat trough is generating showers and thunderstorms. Cloud over far southwest QLD, NSW and eastern VIC in another trough is causing patchy rain and the odd storm, mainly in southeastern NSW. Mostly clear in SA, southern WA and eastern QLD.

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Sydney weather: Temperatures hit 40C in western Sydney ahead of late cool change

18:43 EDT

Demand for ambulances has risen by 40 per cent across the Sydney metro area today, with temperatures in the western suburbs hitting 40 degrees Celsius.

How hot does it get in Australia?

14:43 EDT

With summer underway in Australia and heatwave conditions affecting a number of states this week, a lot of temperature observations are being compared to historical records.

Burst of summer heat prompts fire ban in Sydney

10:00 EDT

Authorities have issued a total fire ban for Sydney today as the city's residents brace for the warmest day so far this season.