Australia Satellite Notes
Thick cloud over the tropics with a low pressure trough is triggering showers and storms, some heavy. Patchy thick cloud over inland SA, QLD and NSW lies near a weaker trough, bringing isolated storms. Over the far south cloud is associated with a weak cool change.
Prolonged heatwave conditions are helping elevate the bushfire threat in parts of New South Wales this week, after a slow start to the season.
A four-day heatwave that begins on Wednesday will bring the same kind of conditions that saw more than 200 Queenslanders treated for heat stroke and dehydration last week.
A Queensland MP is calling on the major banks to develop offsetting options for farm management deposits to help landholders save in the good times.