Australian Satellite/Lightning

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JMA Himawari-8

Australia Satellite Notes

Patchy cloud over WA, NT and Qld with a trough is bringing the odd shower and storm. Cloud over the southeast with a front and is generating areas of patchy rain over VIC and TAS. Cloud bubbling up over parts of NSW and central Qld in another trough is causing thunderstorms.

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Fuel tanker explodes in outback Queensland on way to help flood relief effort

16:43 EDT

A tanker truck carrying fuel into flood-ravaged north western Queensland has exploded on the Landsborough Highway, west of Barcaldine in the state's central-west — but the driver survived unscathed.

Queensland graziers say cattle are too 'shell-shocked' after flooding to find food

13:55 EDT

Some cattle are so "shell-shocked" from the flooding that has hit Queensland's north-west that they cannot walk to reach grass, a grazier says.

Zimbabwe gold mine flood death toll reaches 24 as search for survivors continues

13:39 EDT

Eight survivors and 24 dead bodies have been pulled out of a flooded gold mine in Zimbabwe.