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Western Australia Satellite Notes

A band of cloud from the WA Pilbara to the Goldfields due to a low and trough is generating intense rain and storms, causing flooding in the Pilbara. Low cloud in the southwest in cool southerlies is only bringing light showers. Cloud in the Kimberley is causing a few storms.

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