Australia Satellite Notes
Thick cloud over the central and northern QLD coasts in a trough is generating showers and storms. Cloud over coastal parts of northern NSW and western TAS with onshore winds is bringing the odd shower. Skies are mostly clear over SA and WA under a high pressure ridge.
As Perth sweats through a severe heatwave, pressure is mounting on the city's dwindling water supplies.
The Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) and the Australian Antarctic Division say they were given just one day's notice about a major CSIRO restructure that could impact joint projects.
Farmers in western New South Wales say they feel let down by the government, after changes to the Bureau of Meteorology regional offices.