Australian Satellite/Lightning

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JMA Himawari-8

Australia Satellite Notes

Thick cloud over gulf regions of the NT and QLD with a tropical low and troughs is triggering heavy rain and storms. Cloud across parts of WA, the NT, QLD and northeast NSW with broad troughs are generating showers and storms. Cloud over TAS in wake of front is causing showers.

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How to survive a heatwave. Tips on how to stay cool and why sleeping naked won't help during those sweaty nights

10:12 EDT

A heatwave that brewed up over inland Western Australia is making its way south and east, meaning much of Australia is about to experience sweltering temperatures.

Hot days ahead as fires burn in the ACT

09:52 EDT

Firefighters in the ACT will face rising temperatures and increasingly dangerous fire weather during the next several days, with rain unlikely to arrive until Sunday.

Rain record broken near Townsville as a monsoonal low tracks across Queensland's north-west

09:47 EDT

Torrential rain in north Queensland has smashed a record as a tropical low in the Gulf Country brings heavy rain to northern and western parts of Queensland as it slowly moves towards the Northern Territory.