New Zealand Infrared Satellite/Lightning
New Zealand Satellite Notes
Thick cloud, caused by a trough, streaming over the North Island and upper South Island is bringing areas of rain, heaviest about the Bay of Plenty and Hawke's Bay. Bands of cloud over the South Island, with a series of troughs, are producing showers.
A man is believed missing in floodwaters near Lismore in far north New South Wales as a heavy downpour and strong winds hit the state's coast.
After receiving record-breaking rain in June and July, parts of western Queensland have received their best August rain in nearly 20 years.
August temperature and rainfall records have been broken across Queensland today, some of which have been in place for more than a century.