There are plenty of websites that offer satellite images of the entire globe. One of the best is http://wwwghcc.msfc.nasa.gov/GOES/globalir.html which allows you to choose which section of the world that you want to look at. You are also able to animate these images. If you are particularly interested in longitudes surrounding Australia, an excellent image is http://www.eng.jcu.edu.au/JCUMetSat/globeflast.gif which is the latest image from the GMS satellite. This is in false-colour to make it easier to detect high clouds which may indicate deep convection.
15:46 EDT The Australian research body the Climate Council has argued in its latest paper that the probability of drought will increase, and it will become more severe, because of climate change.