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Australia Satellite Notes

Thick cloud over WA with a decaying a tropical low and trough is bringing areas of heavy rain and storms. Thick cloud near the QLD coast near a developing offshore low is causing wind and rain to increase. Skies are clearer inland and southeast under a ridge of high pressure.

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Queensland cyclone threat update

11:30 EDT

It's looking more likely that a tropical cyclone will cross the Queensland coast in the coming days.

Tropical low drenches Port Hedland and surrounding cattle country

10:42 EDT

A slow-moving tropical low has drenched the WA mining town of Port Hedland, which has received more than 270 millimetres of rain this week.

Cyclone preparations step up as tropical low expected to strengthen off north Queensland

10:35 EDT

Authorities are preparing for a potential cyclone that could hit the north Queensland coast in coming days, as the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) tracks a tropical low in the Coral Sea that is expected to strengthen.