Australia Satellite Notes
Cloud swirling over TAS and southern VIC in a deep low is generating windy, thundery showers. A cloud band from WA to the east coast with a trough is also generating some thundery showers. Thick cloud across the Top End within a region of low pressure is sparking up storms.
Vast areas of Queensland have experienced the hottest May night since records began, some of which stretch back to the 1800s.
For the majority of Australia April was warmer and drier than average.
Strong winds and heavy rain lashed parts of Victoria overnight, with hundreds of residents calling the State Emergency Service (SES) for help.