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New Zealand Satellite Notes

Cloud spreading over New Zealand with a low pressure trough is causing areas of patchy showers, heaviest near Westland and Canterbury. Cloud approaching the far south with a cold front will cause showers to develop.

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Snowfall on Mt Wellington, Miena heralds winter in Tasmania

09:28 EST

Hobart woke up to a chilly surprise this morning, with a light covering of snow dusting Mt Wellington and Miena.

Victoria weather: Strong winds hit Melbourne, southern parts of state as cold front moves through

21:31 EST

A deep cold front has swept through Melbourne and parts of southern Victoria, uprooting trees and damaging buildings with wind gusts of more than 100 kilometres per hour (kph).

Dry season storm dumps heavy rain on Darwin

18:23 EST

A 90-minute downpour has seen Darwin record more than twice as much rain as usual for the entire month of May.