New Zealand Infrared Satellite/Lightning
New Zealand Satellite Notes
Patches of cloud over the North Island with a weakening trough is generating a scattered showers. Cloud building over the lower South Island ahead of a front is not producing much rain as yet. The skies are generally clear elsewhere due to high pressure banding across the nation.
Perth has recorded above 40 degree Celsius temperatures for three days in a row, melting a February record which has stood for more than 50 years.
The plan to turn a historic outback Queensland hospital building into a medical museum is a step closer to reality with the project given more than $140,000 in drought funding.
Records tumbled at the Roma saleyards, where strong demand saw a record price of $1,880 paid for a cow and calf unit.