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Australia Satellite Notes

Cloud over western WA in a weakening low is causing a few showers. Cloud extending from WA drawn across the south of the country ahead of front is generating patchy light rain in SA, VIC and TAS. Low cloud about the QLD coast in onshore winds is causing showers, mostly light.

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The lack of winter rain over much of Western Australia has left many crops to wither and pasture to dry out, with Wheatbelt farmers in particular being forced to sell their sheep.

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