Weather Glossary - Other
Indicates the 540 decametre line on the 1000-500 thickness chart. Often used as a rough guide to determine when an airmass is cold enough to produce snowfalls on the Australian southern alpine areas.
Towns in Queensland's south-east have been hit by storms, but Brisbane has escaped much of the rainfall and the weather is no longer regarded as severe.
The start of spring has been unusually dry across most of New South Wales.
The Queensland Rural Fire Service says fires on parts of the state's coast will burn hotter and faster this season due to the ongoing dry.