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Western Australia Satellite Notes

Cloud over the Kimberley in a trough is generating a few showers and thunderstorms, mainly near the border. Low cloud over the south in brisk southwesterly winds is bringing isolated showers, mainly light. Mostly clear over the west due to dry winds blowing around a high.

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