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JMA Himawari-8

Australia Satellite Notes

Cloud over southern WA and southwest SA with a cold front and troughs is generating showers. Cloud over northeastern NSW, eastern QLD and northeastern NT in onshore winds is producing showers. Bright jetstream cloud over eastern parts of AUS is bringing virtually no rain.

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Launceston council received $10m drought grant for 'creative precinct'

12:16 EST

The Federal Government awarded Launceston, in Tasmania's north, a $10-million drought recovery grant to help build a "creative precinct" in the city's CBD, while knocking back a request for help from an east coast council that suffered one of its driest years on record.

BOM issues La Nina watch, strengthening hopes the drought could end

10:31 EST

A La Nina watch has been issued by the Bureau of Meteorology for the first time since February 2018, strengthening evidence that Australia may be heading out of drought.