Western Australian Satellite/Lightning

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Western Australia Satellite Notes

Patchy cloud over eastern inland parts of WA with a weak trough is causing the odd shower and thunderstorm. Low cloud in the south with cool onshore winds is bringing the odd shower. Skies are clearer in the west under a ridge of high pressure.

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Perth weather set for another weekend washout with heavy rain on the way

16:39 EST

A winter deluge that is set to smash Perth's June rainfall average will coincide with the shortest day of the year to deliver a wet, gloomy and blustery weekend for the city.

'Plant factories' needed to grow more food as world population heads towards 10 billion by 2050

14:26 EST

Scientists are exploring taking crops out of the field and growing them in warehouses to develop new varieties capable of feeding 10 billion people by 2050.

More rain on the horizon for Perth

12:15 EST

It's going to be a wet weekend in Perth, as a cold front brings a burst of wind and rain to Western Australia.