Queensland Infrared (b/w) Satellite/Lightning
Queensland Satellite Notes
Thick spiraling cloud about the Gulf of Carpentaria with a tropical cyclone is generating heavy rain and storms. Cloud extending over central and eastern parts with a broad low pressure trough is generating showers and storms. Skies are generally clear in the southwest.
The nation's capital has rewritten the record books this morning, producing a May-like morning in February.
Tropical Cyclone Alfred has weakened to a tropical low as it nears landfall on the Gulf of Carpentaria's southern coast, but the Bureau of Meteorology warned the weather system remained powerful.
Some homes in the community of Borroloola on the Gulf of Carpentaria were evacuated with 74 residents sheltering elsewhere, as they waited for Cyclone Alfred to make landfall about sunrise on Tuesday.