Australia Satellite Notes
Cloud over WA with a complex low and front is generating heavy rain and thunderstorms. Low cloud over southern VIC and TAS in the wake of a cold front is producing the odd light shower. Patchy cloud on the northern QLD coast with moist onshore winds is producing light showers.
An unusual weather pattern is bringing storms to parts of southern Western Australia, with residents in the Central West, Lower West, Great Southern and Central Wheatbelt districts told to brace for damaging winds and possible flash flooding.
While northern parts of the country have experienced unseasonably warm temperatures, winter is business as usual in the south.
The former owner of the Grantham quarry that allegedly contributed to the fatal 2011 flood has said the western embankment beside the quarry was a natural landmark and not manmade.