Australia Satellite Notes
A broad blanket of cloud is spreading across the interior in strong upper winds, but no rain is reaching the surface. A cloud band is crossing WA, triggering showers. Low cloud is being pushed over SA, VIC and TAS in icy westerly winds, leading to isolated showers.
After a slow start to the snow season and a week of small to no surf, an intense cold front has brought some happiness to snowboarders and surfers in Victoria and New South Wales.
Parts of WA have been receiving persistent showers in recent days, propelling some locations well past their monthly average.
South-east Queensland has been lashed with gale-force winds overnight, cutting power to tens of thousands of properties, as temperatures plummeted across the state.