New Zealand Infrared (b/w) Satellite/Lightning
New Zealand Satellite Notes
Patchy cloud over the upper North Island in an unstable onshore flow is producing showers and the odd storm, mainly in the west. Cloud over the upper South Island with a weak trough is bringing virtually no rain. A high pressure ridge is otherwise keeping skies clear.
Perth hit a scorching 40.4 degrees Celsius on day one of a heatwave that is expected to last for at least five days.
After a wet start to the year, southeastern Australia is drying out, beginning its driest spell in about two months.
Around 20 cars became partially submerged after falling through a temporary car park established on Wisconsin's frozen Lake Geneva on Saturday local time.