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Western Australia Satellite Notes

Patchy cloud over northwestern parts of WA with a low pressure trough is bringing a few showers and storms. Low cloud in the south with cool onshore winds is triggering the odd shower. Skies are clearer in the east under a ridge of high pressure.

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11:55 EDT

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