Australian Satellite/Lightning

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JMA Himawari-8

Australia Satellite Notes

Cloud over the Coral Sea with Ex-Tropical Cyclone Oma is moving away from the coast. Cloud with low pressure troughs over QLD, the NT and WA are triggering showers and storms, heaviest over the Top End. Low cloud over eastern NSW with southerly winds is bringing showers.

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Cyclone Oma weakens to a sub-tropical low as it turns from Queensland coast

00:09 EDT

Some of surfing's biggest names are making the most of the massive waves being caused by ex-tropical cyclone Oma, but other board riders are being warned to stay out of the water.

Drought-hit Channel Country cattle producers welcome floodwater from weather system that devastated neighbours

19:02 EDT

Light planes, helicopters and even jet skis are being used to push cattle to higher ground as floodwater, which came from the same weather system that killed as many as 500,000 animals across Queensland's north and central-west, moves south.

One South Australian community is taking drought relief into its own hands

18:08 EDT

After a season of drought and gale force winds, Cowell's grain silos are nearly empty.