New Zealand Infrared Satellite/Lightning
New Zealand Satellite Notes
Patchy cloud crossing the South Island ahead of a weak front is bringing showers to the deep south. Patchy cloud over the North Island in a weak trough is causing a few showers, mainly in the north. Skies are mostly clear elsewhere under a high pressure ridge.
Much of southeastern Australia is experiencing its sunniest week since spring and skies have been staying clear at night, effectively giving planet gazers a fine-tuned view of a rare feature.
Australia's western capital equalled its record of four consecutive days over 40 degrees yesterday, and some of that heat is returning.
The tiny community of Palmers Island in northern New South Wales has rallied around two residents left homeless after a super cell storm.