Tasmanian Infrared (b/w) Satellite/Lightning
Tasmania Satellite Notes
Patchy cloud over western parts of the state with a moist westerly breeze is generating no rain. Broken cloud over the northeast under a weak trough is also failing to produce any rain.
Backyards in Queanbeyan and parts of Canberra have been covered with "golf-ball sized" hailstones and the roof of a supermarket has partially collapsed after a storm hit the region.
A western Queensland church has raised more than $90,000 for a scheme to keep rural contractors in work during the ongoing drought.
Much of southeastern Australia is experiencing its sunniest week since spring and skies have been staying clear at night, effectively giving planet gazers a fine-tuned view of a rare feature.