Australian Satellite/Lightning

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JMA Himawari-8

Australia Satellite Notes

Patchy cloud over the southeast with brisk southwesterly winds is producing showers and the odd thunderstorm. Low cloud over the far north with moist onshore winds is also bringing a few showers. Skies are otherwise clear under a strenghtening high pressure system in the west.

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Queensland dust blows over Gulf of Carpentaria

21:23 EST

Strong winds ejected a large plume of Queensland dust across Gulf of Carpentaria on Monday.

Fog covers Brisbane, delaying flights and suspending CityCat services

17:19 EST

Heavy fog blanketed much of South East Queensland this morning, with forecasters labelling it the thickest cover seen all year.

Sober in the Country: Rural health advocate Shanna Whan fights to save farmers from self-medicating with alcohol

11:59 EST

The drought is pushing more farmers to drink, but one woman has campaigned tirelessly to raise awareness of the unspoken costs of alcohol abuse and misuse in the outback.