Australia Satellite Notes
Scattered cloud over the Top End, WA's Kimberley and northern QLD with a trough is generating patchy rain and a few thundery showers. Streaky cloud moving over TAS with a front is causing the odd shower. Low cloud over eastern QLD in onshore winds is bringing a few showers.
Perth has recorded above 40 degree Celsius temperatures for three days in a row, melting a February record which has stood for more than 50 years.
The plan to turn a historic outback Queensland hospital building into a medical museum is a step closer to reality with the project given more than $140,000 in drought funding.
Records tumbled at the Roma saleyards, where strong demand saw a record price of $1,880 paid for a cow and calf unit.