Australia Satellite Notes
Cloud spread over WA with a trough is generating showers and storms. Cloud over southern parts of SA and VIC from this trough is causing a patchy light rain. Thick cloud
building over TAS with a cold front is causing showers in the west, tending to snow on the mountains later.
Coping with drought forces some farmers to bail out while others plough money into irrigation technology
Forced out by drought El Nino as a hot dry phenomenon seems meaningless to Queensland farmers who have survived more than three years of drought.
A total fire ban is in place for most of Victoria, with forecast hot and windy conditions described as the perfect "formula" for triggering bushfires.
Farmers resort to carting water following an extremely dry winter in Western Australia's Great Southern
Water shortages in Western Australia's Great Southern are proving to be a major problem for many farmers in the region after an unusually dry winter.