Queensland Infrared Satellite/Lightning
Queensland Satellite Notes
thick cloud in the north with a low pressure trough is generating showers and a few storms. A cloud band in the southeast with a cold front and trough is generating areas of heavy rain and storms, tending to showers. Mostly clear skies elsewhere under a ridge of high pressure.
Parts of Victoria have already received almost double the average rainfall this month, and some areas have recorded the wettest April in 16 years.
New Zealanders are bracing for a week of wild weather.
The skies above New South Wales farms have been filled with smoke in recent weeks as growers burn a huge load of dry stubble left over from last year's record crop yields.