Australia Satellite Notes
Thick cloud over central QLD in an active trough is generating heavy rain and thunderstorms, leading to flooding. Cloud over southern QLD and northern NSW in a weaker trough is causing a few showers. Mostly clear skies elsewhere due to drier winds which are heating up in WA.
Perth is heading for a scorching 40 degrees Celsius on day one of a heatwave that is expected to last for at least five days.
A man's body has been found in floodwaters near Monto in Queensland's north Burnett this morning.
Fire danger is set to rise as Perth and many western parts of Western Australia are experiencing what could be a record breaking summer heat wave.