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Australia Satellite Notes

Cloud over northern WA, NT and QLD with a trough is triggering showers and storms, mainly about the Top End. Light cloud with onshore winds over southeastern QLD is generating some showers. Thick cloud over TAS with a trough is producing widespread showers.

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