Australia Satellite Notes
Speckled cloud over the southeast with a front is causing showers in NSW, TAS and VIC and snow to the Alps of VIC and NSW. Cloud in southern parts of SA and WA with onshore winds is causing light showers. Cloud building in western WA with a trough is generating showers.
Tasmania's cold snap is providing a remarkable turnaround for the prospects of the Ben Lomond ski field east of Launceston.
The Grantham Floods Commission of Inquiry has heard the previous inquiry into the 2011 deluge prevented police from fully investigating the deaths that occurred during the disaster.
Parks and Wildlife will send staff by helicopter to remote Maatsuyker Island off Tasmania's south coast to assess damage from a lightning strike which has affected weather forecasting.