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Australia Satellite Notes

Thick cloud over WA with a low pressure system and trough is generating showers and storms in the southwest. Cloud over northern QLD and the Top End with another trough is bringing areas of rain and a few storms. Cloud over TAS in an onshore flow is triggering patchy showers.

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Storms strike southwest WA

11:43 EDT

A complex low pressure system has has brought widespread showers and thunderstorms to southwest WA overnight and into Sunday morning, storms producing more than 50,000 lightning strikes.

Police divers find two bodies in sunken Queensland fishing trawler recovery mission

00:01 EDT

Two bodies have been found in a recovery mission for a trawler that sank off the central Queensland coast earlier this week with seven men on board.

Storms closing in on Perth, scattering across WA

14:06 EDT

Thunderstorms are nearing Perth and will scatter across much of inland Western Australia this weekend, bringing useful rain but also threatening the region with damaging winds.