Australia Satellite Notes
Bright-looking cloud over the NT coast with a developing low is producing thundery showers. Cloud in the east with a trough and cold front is bring showers and thunderstorms, mainly offshore. Cloud over WA with a trough is triggering a few storms.
Parts of Victoria have already received almost double the average rainfall this month, and some areas have recorded the wettest April in 16 years.
New Zealanders are bracing for a week of wild weather.
The skies above New South Wales farms have been filled with smoke in recent weeks as growers burn a huge load of dry stubble left over from last year's record crop yields.