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Australia Satellite Notes

Cloud over eastern NT and north QLD with a decaying low is bringing rain and a few storms, heaviest about the Gulf. Cloud crossing SA, VIC and TAS with a gusty cool change is only bringing the odd light shower. Cloud in northwest WA in a weak trough is causing a few storms.

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Power plant outages contributed to overloading scare during NSW heatwave, report finds

18:22 EDT

Australia's energy operator has found power plant failures contributed to the unprecedented pressure on the New South Wales electricity grid during this month's heatwave.

Sydney flying fox backyard rescues at record high due to food shortage, heat

15:24 EDT

Flying fox rescuers in Sydney are experiencing "the worst season ever" as a record number of bats get caught and injured in nets used to protect backyard fruit trees.

Weekend rainfall on the cards for hot and dry inland NSW

11:55 EDT

With a few days to go until the official end to the summer season, it looks like parts of New South Wales could still see the odd drop of rain.