Australia Satellite Notes
Bright cloud over northern parts of WA, the NT & QLD with a monsoon trough is producing heavy rain in storms. Low cloud over the southeast QLD coast in gusty onshore winds is causing showers. The interior is generally cloud-free due to dry winds.
Rain in parts of western Queensland in the past week has raised hope that the drought may finally be over, but the long, dry years have already devastated pastures and wiped out incomes for many farming families.
Solid central Australian rain a bonus as pastoral company progresses with drought-proofing strategy aimed at selling heavier cattle
A Central Australian pastoral company says recent solid rain across its five cattle stations is a welcome bonus as it continues with a drought-proofing strategy.
Queensland's first cyclone of the season poses no immediate threat to the coast but may whip up dangerous swells for south-east beaches early next week, the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) says.