Australia Satellite Notes
Thick cloud over the central and northern QLD coast in a trough is maintaining showers and storms, leading to flooding. Patchier cloud over western QLD and the Top End in a weak trough is causing the odd shower. Mostly clear elsewhere in drier winds which are heating up WA.
Perth hit a scorching 40.4 degrees Celsius on day one of a heatwave that is expected to last for at least five days.
After a wet start to the year, southeastern Australia is drying out, beginning its driest spell in about two months.
Around 20 cars became partially submerged after falling through a temporary car park established on Wisconsin's frozen Lake Geneva on Saturday local time.