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Australia Satellite Notes

Thick cloud moving slowly across the NT with Ex-Tropical Cyclone Esther is generating heavy rain and storms. Cloud in western WA, QLD and NSW in troughs is causing storms, some intense. Cloud crossing southern VIC and TAS in brisk winds ahead of a front is bringing a few showers

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Thunderstorm hits Darwin as Ex-Tropical Cyclone Esther traverses the NT

10:55 EDT

The remnant low pressure system that was formerly Tropical Cyclone Esther is passing over the Northern Territory, causing heavy rain and severe thunderstorms.

Bat clinic inundated as wildlife carers sign up en masse following bushfire disaster

10:40 EDT

Wildlife carers on the New South Wales South Coast remain swamped with work in the wake of the bushfires, with a flying fox clinic seeing a 900 per cent increase in bats needing care.

Ex-cyclone Esther bringing heavy rains to the north and could loop towards the middle of Australia, says BOM

10:33 EDT

Ex-tropical cyclone Esther is tracking an unpredictable path across northern Australia and could loop towards central Australia next week, with the Bureau of Meteorology describing it as "a remarkable system".