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JMA Himawari-8

Australia Satellite Notes

Cloud over far southeast WA, southern SA and northwest VIC with a trough is bringing showers and the odd storm. Cloud over eastern QLD and northeast NSW with a trough is causing showers and some storms. High cloud over central parts is bringing little in terms of precipitation.

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IOD reaches new (dry) heights

13:48 EDT

  The strongest positive Indian Ocean Dipole of the last two decades is limiting rainfall in Australia this spring.

Feral cat in Simpson Desert eats entire kangaroo carcass, surprising researchers

06:48 EDT

A PhD student studying the environmental impact of animal carcasses has filmed a feral cat eating an entire kangaroo in the Simpson Desert.

Queensland's weather outlook for summer forecasts fewer cyclones, more severe bushfires

00:06 EDT

Fewer cyclones are forecast but the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) has warned a "dangerous cocktail" is brewing for the remainder of Queensland's fire season.