Australia Satellite Notes
Thick cloud over north QLD, the NT and WA with a low pressure trough is triggering showers and storms, some heavy. Cloud over TAS and VIC with a gusty cold front is bringing only light showers. Skies are clearer over the east in hot conditions with a high pressure ridge.
The Great Northern Highway has been closed between Fitzroy Crossing and Halls Creek, as rivers rise across northern Western Australia following a week of steady rain.
Total fire bans are in place for parts of South Australia and Victoria today as temperatures soar ahead of an approaching cool change.
A Queensland beekeeper says special hives are helping to keep his bees cool as temperatures soar across the state.