Australia Satellite Notes
Cloud over WA, SA, NT, QLD and northeast NSW in a series of troughs is generating a few showers and thunderstorms, mainly in the Top End. Low cloud over southern SA and VIC, TAS and southeast NSW with an onshore flow is bringing the odd, light shower.
Thunderstorms have flared up again over Queensland, with stormy skies likely to be a daily occurrence over the next week.
Fresh haystacks are exploding into flames across Victoria and South Australia and experts are warning it could be the start of a disastrous season.
One of Australia's most renowned pipe and drum bands will end an ambitious tour this weekend with a renewed understanding of how rural Queenslanders are dealing with drought.