Australian Satellite/Lightning

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Australia Satellite Notes

Cloud over SA, VIC, NSW and TAS with a cold front and associated troughs is generating areas of rain, showers, alpine snow and the odd storm. Patchy cloud over coastal QLD and far southern WA in moist onshore winds is bringing isolated showers.

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Wet and windy week ahead for Tasmania

14:58 EST

Australia's southernmost state is about the feel the brunt of the Roaring Forties, with a run of cold fronts lining up to deliver wild weather.

Avalanches prompting more snow-goers to understand winter risks

14:37 EST

A snowboarder says he is lucky to be alive after being buried in an avalanche in the New South Wales snowfields, just days after receiving avalanche training.

Sober in the Country: Rural health advocate Shanna Whan fights to save farmers from self-medicating with alcohol

12:21 EST

The drought is pushing more farmers to drink, but one woman has campaigned tirelessly to raise awareness of the unspoken costs of alcohol abuse and misuse in the outback.