Australia Satellite Notes
Thick cloud with a deep trough and cold front is generating heavy showers and thunderstorms over SA, with rain over western VIC and TAS. Cloud with the northern extension of this trough is producing thunder showers over northern SA, the NT and northern parts of WA.
Victorians are being urged to batten down the hatches ahead of severe winds expected overnight.
Australia's alps will receive more late-season snow this weekend, helping to maintain the best late-season cover in over 20 years.
A big, thick fur coat isn't usually any good for the Top End's muggy climate but it is about to come in handy for some.