Australian Satellite/Lightning

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JMA Himawari-8

Australia Satellite Notes

Cloud crossing southwest WA with a cold front is bringing showers and a few storms, some heavy. Cloud about the NSW and southeast QLD coasts in southerly winds is causing a few showers. Cloud in the Kimberley is thinning out as a trough weakens, causing showers to clear.

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In a momentous day for the residents of Murrurundi in the Upper Hunter Valley, a 40-kilometre water pipeline supplying the town will be switched on today where locals have been living under the highest level water restrictions for two years.