Australia Satellite Notes
Cloud over VIC with a low pressure trough is triggering showers, falling as snow flurries in the Alpine region. Patchy cloud over the southeast coast with a southerly change is producing showers. Low cloud ahead of a front is causing a few gusty showers in southwestern WA.
Federal Government efforts to entice grain growers into insuring against disasters have failed to impress farmers.
Health experts say new research has found the Townsville Hospital in north Queensland set an Australian record in the number of patients treated in the aftermath of Cyclone Yasi.
Rainfall totals are the lowest on record over the past year for parts of western Victoria and south-eastern South Australia, weather forecasters are warning.