New Zealand Infrared (b/w) Satellite/Lightning
New Zealand Satellite Notes
Thick cloud covering much of New Zealand with an intense low pressure system and associated troughs is producing heavy rain to western parts, with showers to the east of the Southern Alps. Showers are initially light over the the North Island.
In the early hours of the morning, Brisbane had its warmest minimum temperature since at least 1999, when the mercury halted its descent at 28 degrees just after 3am.
Another intense low pressure system is set to impact New Zealand from this evening, with heavy rain and severe gales forecast.
Cattle stations in the Kimberley region of Western Australia have had an extremely wet start to 2017.