Australia Satellite Notes
Vast amounts of cloud across WA, the NT, SA and QLD with a broad trough and strong upper-level winds is generating rain and some storms, with the heaviest falls currently in WA. Cloud building over southwest WA with a cold front is bringing squally showers and a few storms.
Authorities are warning South Australians to brace for widespread heavy rain across the weekend, with the weather bureau forecasting up to 80 millimetres in some areas.
Mother's Day is approaching and the forecast charts are looking pretty grim for a lot of regional Australia.
A cold front is surging towards Perth, bringing thunderstorms and wind.