Australia Satellite Notes
Patchy cloud stretching across the NT, SA, interior QLD and western NSW with a trough is triggering showers and storms. Low cloud over southwest WA in the wake of a front is bringing little if any rain. Skies are clearer elsewhere due to ridges of high pressure.
The Victorian Government is assuring residents in the Wimmera and southern Mallee that more drought support will be made available early next year.
Four people were struck by lightning during dangerous storms that moved across south-east Queensland on Sunday afternoon, but all escaped without serious injury.
Hot, windy weather could pose a danger on the fire ground in South Australia's lower north today, authorities have warned.