Cloud over QLD with a trough is bringing showers and thunderstorms. Patchy cloud over eastern NSW in a moist onshore flow is generating scattered showers. A band of cloud with a cold front is approaching WA. Mostly clear elsewhere under a high pressure system.
16:39 EST The mercury soared in the nation's southwest today with Perth recording its hottest September day on record, however heavy rain and cooler temperatures will arrive on Sunday.