A broad region of low pressure over the NT is causing thunderstorms, some severe. A trough is triggering thunderstorms over eastern parts of QLD. Onshore winds are bringing a few showers to northern NSW. A high pressure ridge is keeping southern WA, SA and western NSW dry.
18:14 EDT Rockhampton, Queensland's largest abattoir, is running again for the first time since cyclone Marcia tore through the region two weeks ago.