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JMA Himawari-8

Australia Satellite Notes

Cloud in WA with a low, cold front and trough is triggering rain, showers & the odd storm, heaviest in the south. Cloud in eastern NSW with a trough is generating showers. Skies are mostly clear elsewhere under high pressure.

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