New Zealand Infrared Satellite/Lightning
New Zealand Satellite Notes
Bright cloud over eastern parts of South Island is barely producing any rain. A band of cloud over the lower South Island with a front is bringing patchy light rain. Skies are mostly clear over North Island under a strong high pressure ridge.
Cooler weather conditions have slowed a bushfire burning through bushland on Eyre Peninsula in South Australia.
It is the last day of a heat spell that has baked New South Wales, and like cinema choc-tops, records continue to melt.
Long-term locals are concerned about the height of the Katherine River in the Northern Territory after successive poor wet seasons.