Australia Satellite Notes
Masses of cloud over WA, the NT and north QLD in moist unstable air are generating rain and storms, heaviest in WA. Cloud forming over southwest QLD, northwest NSW and SA in a deepening trough is causing a few storms. Low, drizzly cloud is forming on the NSW coast.
Record-breaking rain is causing flooding over parts of Western Australia this week, while parched Perth misses out once again.
As temperatures push above 35 degrees along the east coast, what does the extreme heat do to tyres driving on hot, often bubbling roads? Bitumen absorbs the summer heat, often making road surfaces more than 20 degrees hotter than air temperatures.
Radio transmitters have been inserted into the stomachs of 24 feedlot cattle to monitor their body temperatures, as part of a three-month trial investigating the impact of heatwaves.