Australian Satellite/Lightning

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JMA Himawari-8

Australia Satellite Notes

Cloud across the northern tropics in a monsoon trough is triggering squally thundery showers. Cloud over parts of QLD with a trough is causing showers and the odd storm. Cloud moving over eastern SA and western NSW, VIC and TAS with a cold front is causing showers to develop.

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Canberra scientist tells of fear as giant hailstones rained down on CSIRO glasshouse

12:27 EDT

As a hailstorm of unprecedented ferocity bore down on dozens of greenhouses containing national research projects on Monday, researchers working inside the vulnerable buildings were faced with a split-second decision.

What has made the hail so bad over the past few days?

11:46 EDT

From extreme heat to severe storms, Australia has been through the weather wringer in recent weeks.

Fire threat returns to NSW

11:40 EDT

Hot and windy weather will cause Severe to Extreme fire danger ratings in parts of NSW on Thursday.