Australia Satellite Notes
Cloud extending across WA, SA, northern NSW, QLD and the NT with several low pressure troughs are triggering showers and thunderstorms, some severe. Cloud brushing WA's southwest with a front is bringing the odd shower. Skies are clearer in the southeast under a high.
A teenager has been struck by lightning during dangerous thunderstorms in Queensland's south-east that caused structural damage and left thousands without power.
Following a run of cooler than average temperatures during the first half of next week, southwestern parts of Western Australia will see a return of hot conditions.
A burst of hazy heat enveloped Sydney on Friday, with temperatures just not letting up well into the evening.