Australia Satellite Notes
Masses of cloud over WA, the NT and north QLD in moist unstable air are generating rain and storms, heaviest in WA. Cloud forming over southwest QLD, northwest NSW and northern SA in a deepening trough is causing a few storms. Low, drizzly cloud is forming on the NSW coast.
Authorities are growing frustrated with people continuing to drive across fast-moving creek crossings, as hundreds of millimetres of rain swells river catchments across WA's north.
A national scientific agency says Queensland's UV index so far this summer is higher than in previous years.
Residents have described chaotic scenes in the streets of Mudgee as the town was battered by damaging winds today.