New Zealand Infrared Satellite/Lightning
New Zealand Satellite Notes
Thick cloud covering the North Island with a blustery front is producing showers and a few storms. Showers are heaviest around the Tararua Ranges. Bands of scattered cloud over the South Island with fronts is generating brisk showers, lighter in eastern parts.
Thunderstorms have flared up again over Queensland, with stormy skies likely to be a daily occurrence over the next week.
Fresh haystacks are exploding into flames across Victoria and South Australia and experts are warning it could be the start of a disastrous season.
One of Australia's most renowned pipe and drum bands will end an ambitious tour this weekend with a renewed understanding of how rural Queenslanders are dealing with drought.