New South Wales/ACT Infrared (b/w) Satellite/Lightning
New South Wales/ACT Satellite Notes
High cloud over western parts of NSW is associated with the jetstream and is not producing any rain. Patchy cloud along the northern NSW coast with onshore winds is triggering a few showers. Skies are clearer elsewhere under a high pressure system.
The former owner of the Grantham quarry that allegedly contributed to the fatal 2011 flood has said the western embankment beside the quarry was a natural landmark and not manmade.
Strengthening El Nino to reduce rainfall in northern and south-east Australia but wetter conditions for Western Australia
The Bureau of Meteorology has confirmed the El Nino pattern is strengthening in the Pacific and is likely to persist into next year.
The impact of the drought is expected to be the main theme as Queensland's bush councils hold a major conference today.