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Western Australia Satellite Notes

A thick cloud band is crossing the southwestern parts of the state with a cold front and low pressure system, leading to showers and rain, locally heavy. Patchy cloud in the south ahead of the front is not rain bearing. Skies are clear elsewhere under a high.

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Wet week for the Southwest

15:11 EST

While showers and rain have been lingering over southern regions of Western Australia, there are no signs that clear skies are going to return any time soon.

Wild weather sets its sights on New Zealand

12:48 EST

A deep cold front will move over New Zealand, bringing an intense bout of wind, rain and snow.

Tigerair flight turned back to Melbourne after mid-air lightning strike

23:55 EST

An airline passenger has described her terror and ultimate relief after the plane she was on was hit by lightning and forced to return to Melbourne Airport.