Australia Satellite Notes
Thick cloud in the north near Tropical Cyclone Frances is generating heavy rain and the odd storm, mainly offshore. Cloud over SA, VIC, NSW and TAS in onshore winds is bringing a few coastal showers. High cloud over WA with a decaying trough is generating virtually no rain.
As the mercury plummets across South Australia ahead of winter, coastal properties are preparing for the inevitable storm surges.
Perth has not recorded any rainfall so far this month.
A Western Australian Government official says "our eyes widened" when the new administration faced federal-state cooperative issues tackling the state's storm recovery after months of damaging weather.