Queensland Satellite Notes
Cloud over the southern and central inland of QLD in a slow-moving trough is generating potentially severe thunderstorms. Some of the heavier storms are moving towards the southeast coast, mainly the Gold Coast. Skies are generally clear elsewhere.
After a week of hot and sunny days, Perth's run has come to an end.
The Buloke Shire in western Victoria is warning there will be serious social consequences from the region's second year in drought.
Rural financial counselling service expects big demand from central Victorian growers amid dry conditions
Central Victoria's rural financial counselling service says it is facing a busy time as grain growers count the losses caused by the recent hot weather.