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Australia Satellite Notes

Thick over NSW with a cold front is producing areas of rain and the odd thunderstorm. Patchy cloud over southeastern parts SA, VIC, TAS and southern NSW in moist unstable air is causing showers. Cloud crossing WA with an approaching low and trough is generating patchy light rain.

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Mixed season for Western Australian grain growers

06:24 EST

After one of the best starts to a season in a decade, disappointing winter rain has dwindled crop prospects in Western Australia's Eastern Wheatbelt.

Drier weather leads to forest fires emerging as greatest threat this summer

06:12 EST

The latest bushfire outlook indicates a heightened risk of forest fires in southern Australia this summer.

Melbourne's minimum warmer than maximum

17:37 EST

Overnight, Melbourne experienced very warm temperatures under a blanket of cloud ahead of a cold front.