Australia Satellite Notes
A cloudband streaming from the northwest to the southeast with a broad region of low pressure is triggering areas of rain, showers and thunderstorms. Cloud over central WA with another trough is producing storms. Low cloud in the southwest in a front is bringing showers.
Trampolines have flown into powerlines and a lightning strike has reportedly caused a house fire as a severe thunderstorm tracks from Sydney all along the coast up to northern NSW.
Those who blamed last week's blackout in South Australia on renewable energy are dead wrong.
Thunderstorms are affecting six states and territories this afternoon, four of which are under warning for severe storms.