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Australia Satellite Notes

Cloud stretching across northern WA, the NT and QLD along a trough is generating patchy rain and the odd thunderstorm. Cloud crossing SA, VIC and TAS with a powerful front is bringing showers, heaviest in TAS. Cloud over the Top End in unstable air is causing thundershowers.

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Dry season storm dumps heavy rain on Darwin

17:55 EST

A 90-minute downpour has seen Darwin record more than twice as much rain as usual for the entire month of May.

Wet season wraps up with below average rainfall for many Top End cattle stations

17:53 EST

Despite a promising start to the wet season, many Top End cattle stations are entering the dry season with The bulk of the season's rain came with a monsoon trough which moved over the Northern Territory in , with little follow-up rain throughout January and February.

Victoria weather: Strong winds hit Melbourne, southern parts of state as cold front moves through

17:14 EST

A deep cold front has swept through Melbourne and parts of southern Victoria, uprooting trees and damaging buildings with wind gusts of more than 100 kilometres per hour (kph).