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Western Australia Satellite Notes

Cloud thickening over western WA in a trough ahead of a strong change is causing rain and storms to develop near the coast. The thickening cloud will move east overnight with movement of the trough, causing rain and storms to become intense near the west coast and spread inland.

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Severe weather warning issued as destructive cold front approaches southern WA

18:43 EST

The southern half of Western Australia is set to be hit by a strong cold front, bringing dangerous wind gusts of up to 125 kilometres per hour, along with heavy rainfall.

Tourists and feral animals flock to Lake Eyre as floodwaters end 1,000km journey

18:11 EST

Rain that fell ago in north west Queensland has finally hit South Australia's Lake Eyre, attracting tourists and feral animals not seen there in years.

Wild night in the west

16:47 EST

Perth's run of warm and dry weather will come to an abrupt end tonight when one of Western Australia's strongest cold front so far this year reaches the state's west coast.