Australia Satellite Notes
Cloud building over inland and eastern QLD with a low pressure trough is triggering thunderstorms, some severe. Cloud over WA with another trough is also producing storms. Low cloud over VIC and TAS in the wake of a cold front is causing light showers.
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.