Australian Infrared Satellite/Lightning
Australia Satellite Notes
Thick cloud over the northern QLD coasts in a trough is generating rain areas and a few storms. Scattered low cloud over the NSW and QLD coasts in an onshore flow is causing the odd, light shower. Patchy cloud over the interior with a weak trough is bringing light rain.
As Perth sweats through a severe heatwave, pressure is mounting on the city's dwindling water supplies.
The Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) and the Australian Antarctic Division say they were given just one day's notice about a major CSIRO restructure that could impact joint projects.
Farmers in western New South Wales say they feel let down by the government, after changes to the Bureau of Meteorology regional offices.