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Australia Satellite Notes

Cloud with a trough over eastern QLD is moving offshore and thinning causing rain in the tropics to ease. Cloud over southwest WA near a front is bringing showers, mainly light to moderate. Cloud in the south with a front is generating a few showers over TAS, southern SA and VIC.

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17:56 EST

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