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Australia Satellite Notes

Thick cloud with a trough and developing low is producing areas of rain over VIC, with showers and storms over NSW. Patchy cloud over southwestern WA, SA and VIC following a pair of fronts is producing isolated showers. Cloud with a trough over southern WA is not producing rain.

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A Vivid weekend

14:20 EST

For those among us wanting to balance out our participation in Earth Hour, the Vivid Light, Music and Ideas Festival opens in Sydney this on Friday.

Cooler Pacific temperatures signal end of devastating El Nino

13:37 EST

Australia's Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) has released modelling showing the latest El Nino cycle is over, but could now lead to a wet winter after a devastating 14 months of drought and famine across the Pacific.

Broken Hill Flying Doctors helping isolated Australians for 80 years

10:46 EST

As drought bites hard on large parts of remote Australia, taking its toll on the health and finances of isolated communities, the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) is more important than ever.