Australia Satellite Notes
Thick cloud over northern WA with a low pressure trough is generating areas of rain, with thundery showers over the NT. Cloud over southwestern WA with a cold front producing gusty cold showers. Cloud with a weakening low is producing rain over TAS, VIC and southern NSW.
The South Australian towns of Port Wakefield and Virginia are under threat from floodwaters as the Wakefield and Gawler rivers burst their banks.
A severe weather warning has been issued for much of southern Western Australia, with winds of more than 100 kilometres per hour raising fears about potential damage to homes and property.
Flood warnings are likely to stay in place across Tasmania for several days as rainfall continues, but the worst of the weather has passed, the weather bureau says.