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Western Australia Satellite Notes

A cloud band over the southwest associated with a cold front is bringing patchy rain - mostly over the Central West. Cloud streaming in over the Pilbera with a weak low pressure torugh, is producing vitually no rain. Mostly clear skies elsewhere under a high pressure ridge.

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13:48 EST

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