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Australia Satellite Notes

Cloud crossing southwest QLD and northern NSW with a trough is generating rain with some moderate falls. Cloud in the south of the country near a trough and front is bringing showers and the odd storm to SA, VIC and TAS. Mostly clear in western WA and in the northern tropics.

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Scientists make accidental breakthrough that could lead to drought-proof crops

17:39 EST

A group of Australian National University (ANU) scientists has made a major breakthrough that could improve Australia's food security during drought.

Sydney shivers

16:53 EST

Sydney has just endured its coldest day so far this year, as long as it doesn't warm up too much before 9am tomorrow.

Chilly Thursday for Tasmania

13:55 EST

A wintry blast will bring rain, hail, blustery winds and low level snow to Tasmania on Thursday.