New South Wales/ACT Infrared (b/w) Satellite/Lightning
New South Wales/ACT Satellite Notes
Cloud with a low pressure trough extending from the Upper Western to the ACT, Alps and Tablelands is causing showers and thunderstorms to develop. Patchy cloud over the coast and ranges of the northeast is generating isolated light showers.
Backyards in Queanbeyan and parts of Canberra have been covered with "golf-ball sized" hailstones and the roof of a supermarket has partially collapsed after a storm hit the region.
A western Queensland church has raised more than $90,000 for a scheme to keep rural contractors in work during the ongoing drought.
Much of southeastern Australia is experiencing its sunniest week since spring and skies have been staying clear at night, effectively giving planet gazers a fine-tuned view of a rare feature.