Australian Visible Satellite/Lightning
Australia Satellite Notes
A band of cloud along the QLD coast, with a low pressure trough, is generating showers. Cloud over the NSW coast and ranges is producing light showers - gradually clearing towards the coast. Cloud over SA and VIC, with a broad trough, is triggering showers and the odd storm.
A friend of a man feared drowned in floodwaters near Kyogle has told of "helplessly watching" the 72-year-old as he clung to a tree before being swept downstream.
Rain gauges as far north as the Gulf of Carpentaria and south to Ulladulla have received decent rainfall in the last 24 hours, some of which caused dangerous flooding.
Launceston's flood levees have been hailed as a game-changer in minimising the impact of the June flood emergency.