Australian Infrared Satellite/Lightning

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Australia Satellite Notes

Cloud streaming across NSW with a trough is generating rain, mainly over the northeast of the state. Patchy cloud over southern SA and western TAS in onshore winds is bringing a few showers. Cloud with a trough over the interior is not bringing any rain.

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Rain and thunderstorms heading to northwest and central Australia

12:21 EST

An upper level trough drawing moisture from the tropical Indian Ocean may deliver some welcome rain to the Northern Territory's Lasseter district and Western Australia's Northern and Southern Interior districts.

Pandanus trees suffering pest attacks see up to 80 per cent lost along Queensland coast

08:36 EST

Pandanus trees along the coast of Agnes Water, south of Gladstone, were once admired by Captain Cook and botanist Sir Joseph Banks when they came to shore in 1770.

DIY recycled watering system that 'mimics rain' keeps garden alive in drought-stricken Queensland city

19:28 EST

As Queensland's Darling Downs continues to experience one of its worst droughts on record, a couple has developed a recycled watering system that mimics rain.