Australia Satellite Notes
Thick cloud with a trough and cold front is generating showers and thunderstorms over inland NSW, VIC and TAS, with gusty cool showers over SA. Bright cloud with a deep low pressure trough is also generating showers and storms over southern QLD, the NT and WA.
The most widespread heat in five years could grip parts of southern and eastern Australia next week.
Parts of Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia could be lashed by storms and damaging winds on Thursday as a cold front sweeps across Australia's southeast.
It is storm season in Australia and, while being struck by lightning is considered a rare occurrence, there are several steps people can take to keep safe.