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JMA Himawari-8

Australia Satellite Notes

Thick cloud moving across NW Aus with Ex-Tropical Cyclone Esther is generating heavy rain and storms. Cloud in southwest WA, eastern QLD and NE NSW in troughs is causing showers and storms, some severe. Cloud crossing VIC and TAS in brisk winds is producing a few showers.

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