Queensland Infrared (b/w) Satellite/Lightning
Queensland Satellite Notes
Bright cloud over eastern parts of the state with a low pressure trough is generating heavy showers and thunderstorms. Expanses of cloud over the state's south with this trough is producing rain, lacking thunderstorms.
A stubborn high pressure system currently squatting over the Great Australian Bight is the main culprit for rising temperatures across country SA.
The weather bureau is warning residents in north Queensland to prepare for heavy downpours, flash flooding and thunderstorms.
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.