Queensland Satellite Notes
Patchy cloud building in the west with a low pressure trough is causing showers and storms to develop. Cloud along the Gulf coast also with a trough is producing showers. Low cloud over the east coast with an onshore breeze is generating showers.
Thunderstorms have flared up again over Queensland, with stormy skies likely to be a daily occurrence over the next week.
Fresh haystacks are exploding into flames across Victoria and South Australia and experts are warning it could be the start of a disastrous season.
One of Australia's most renowned pipe and drum bands will end an ambitious tour this weekend with a renewed understanding of how rural Queenslanders are dealing with drought.