New Zealand Infrared (b/w) Satellite/Lightning
New Zealand Satellite Notes
Extensive cloud forming over the South Island due to an intense low is generating showers and storms in the south and west. Only the odd shower is reaching the east. Cloud over the North Island near a front is bringing showers to the south and west.
A cold front has brought damaging wind gusts to parts of Victoria with more on the way.
Weather records for seven Queensland regions have been re-written, with Saturday's unseasonable temperatures setting the new benchmark for the hottest July day in seven locations, the Bureau of Meteorology says.
Residents are warned to take care outdoors as snow, hail and wind gusts send Tasmania into a big chill.