Australia Satellite Notes
Bright cloud over eastern QLD with a trough is producing areas of rain & storms, leading to flooding. Patchy cloud over the NT & northern WA in a region of low pressure is causing thundery showers. Cloud over the northern NSW & southern QLD coasts is bringing the odd shower.
Perth hit a scorching 40.4 degrees Celsius on day one of a heatwave that is expected to last for at least five days.
After a wet start to the year, southeastern Australia is drying out, beginning its driest spell in about two months.
Around 20 cars became partially submerged after falling through a temporary car park established on Wisconsin's frozen Lake Geneva on Saturday local time.