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Western Australia Satellite Notes

Patchy cloud over the Kimberley region with a low pressure trough is causing a few thundery showers. WA is experiencing mostly sunny skies because of dry, easterly winds, which is also allowing heat to build.

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Blistering heatwave scorching WA

12:57 EDT

Western Australia's west is currently enduring one of its worst heatwaves in years, with records likely to tumble in some areas.

Calls for BoM to reverse decision to move resources from regions

11:58 EDT

There are calls for the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) to shut its capital city forecasting offices and move its resources to the country.

Perth hits 40C as expected five-day heatwave begins

01:05 EDT

Perth hit a scorching 40.4 degrees Celsius on day one of a heatwave that is expected to last for at least five days.