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.
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.
Arid parts of Western Australia received a drenching overnight as thunderstorms passed overhead, with Meekatharra receiving more rain in ten minutes than they usually see in the whole month of November.
Fresh haystacks are exploding into flames across Victoria and South Australia and experts are warning it could be the start of a disastrous season.