Australia Satellite Notes
Thick over NSW with a cold front is producing areas of rain and the odd thunderstorm. Patchy cloud over southeastern parts SA, VIC, TAS and southern NSW in moist unstable air is causing showers. Cloud crossing WA with an approaching low and trough is generating patchy light rain.
The latest bushfire outlook indicates a heightened risk of forest fires in southern Australia this summer.
After one of the best starts to a season in a decade, disappointing winter rain has dwindled crop prospects in Western Australia's Eastern Wheatbelt.
Overnight, Melbourne experienced very warm temperatures under a blanket of cloud ahead of a cold front.