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Australia Satellite Notes

A cloudband moving off the QLD coast with a low pressure trough is allowing showers to ease. Cloud over eastern NSW with a low pressure trough is producing the odd coastal shower. Pre-frontal cloud is generating showers over southwestern WA.

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During a thunderstorm, approximately 20 percent of lightning strikes reach the ground and the rest occur within the cloud.

Snow season high becoming a low point

16:18 EST

The 2016 snow season has reached a new peak depth this week according to measurements taken today.

Late winter soaking causes flooding

16:13 EST

Rain gauges as far north as the Gulf of Carpentaria and south to Ulladulla have received decent rainfall in the last 24 hours, some of which caused dangerous flooding.