Australia Satellite Notes
Vast amounts of cloud across WA, the NT and SA with a broad trough and strong upper-level winds is generating rain and thunderstorms. Cloud building over southwestern WA with a cold front is also producing gusty cool showers. Skies remain clear in the east under a ridge.
Authorities are warning South Australians to brace for widespread heavy rain across the weekend, with the weather bureau forecasting up to 80 millimetres in some areas.
Mother's Day is approaching and the forecast charts are looking pretty grim for a lot of regional Australia.
A cold front is surging towards Perth, bringing thunderstorms and wind.