New Zealand Satellite/Lightning
New Zealand Satellite Notes
Thick cloud blanketing most of New Zealand with cold front is triggering areas of rain, heaviest over Westland. Low cloud over the upper Northland with brisk onshore winds is producing showers.
Spring-like temperatures are bathing central and northern parts of New South Wales today, with some places experiencing record temperatures for this time of the year.
Areas of rain rolled across southern New South Wales yesterday and into early this morning, bringing some of the best August rainfall in several years for some places.
With another earthquake of 5.7 magnitude being recorded today near off the southern Queensland coast, meteorologists and oceanographers are keeping a wary eye on the potential for tsunamis.