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Australia Satellite Notes

Cloud over the northeast tropics with a monsoon trough and developing low is triggering rain and storms. Cloud over parts of QLD and WA with troughs is generating showers and storms. Cloud over the southeast with a trough and cold front is causing showers.

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Tropical Cyclone Esther likely to form this weekend

21:14 EDT

A tropical cyclone is likely to form over the Gulf of Carpentaria this weekend before gaining strength and approaching the coast.

Facebook 'friends' help Luke crowdsource a path across floods to attend his daughter's birth

14:20 EDT

A New South Wales man's desperate journey through the state's flooded north to witness the birth of his daughter has taken the old adage 'it takes a village to raise a child' to the next level.

Popular 1988 hot air balloon challenge from Perth to Sydney might be making a comeback

12:26 EDT

In 1988, the Bicentennial Balloon Challenge saw 78 balloons travel from Perth to Sydney to celebrate 200 years since the landing of the first British settlers.