Australia Satellite Notes
Bright cloud across the NT Top End and extending into WA with a broad trough is generating widespread showers and storms. Patchy cloud streaming over the southern half of WA in strong winds aloft is leading to light rain. Skies are staying clear over SA and VIC under a high.
Less than three weeks into 2017, the desert town of Tennant Creek in the NT is already just 89 millimetres shy of reaching its average yearly rainfall, with the unusual downpour said to be leading to an influx of creepy crawlies.
Rain has continued to fall in parts of Central Australia, ensuring the current greenery continues.
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.