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Australia Satellite Notes

Thick cloud over the tropics with the monsoon trough is generating rain and storms. Cloud bands over WA, SA, VIC and NSW with a trough is causing showers and storms. Skies are clearer over southern QLD and the southwest WA under dry airmass and a high pressure ridge.

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Australia's top equestrians reeling after drought forces cancellation of key event

09:15 EDT

The New South Wales Eventing State Championships have been called off after the Hunter Valley competition ground was deemed unsafe because of extremely dry conditions.

Another heat feat in Western Sydney

17:36 EDT

Parts of Western Sydney are having an exceptionally hot start to the year, with Penrith just enduring its hottest four day spell in more than 20 years.

Lightning storm creates visual spectacular over Adelaide

10:09 EDT

After several days of searing heat, Adelaide has been hit by a thunderstorm that created a spectacular, late-night light show over parts of the city.