Australian Infrared Satellite/Lightning

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JMA Himawari-8

Australia Satellite Notes

Thick cloud over the southeast with a cold front and low pressure trough is triggering areas of rain and storms. Cloud across the northern tropics with a monsoon trough is causing showers and storms. Cloud over parts of QLD with a trough is bringing showers and storms.

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Climate drivers align to give average chance of rain – which at least is better than what it's been

06:13 EDT

Just days after some of the worst bushfires ever seen in Australia, the Bureau of Meteorology tweeted on January 8 that a climate driver called the Indian Ocean Dipole had returned to neutral.

Wet-season storms drop 'best rain in years' across Territory cattle country

06:12 EDT

Wet-season storms have delivered much-needed rain across Northern Territory cattle country, with drought-affected Barkly producers among those to benefit from the downpour.

BOM forecasts Sydney to hit 41C as NSW braces for hot weather and bushfire flare ups

05:30 EDT

NSW is set for a day of wild weather with scorching temperatures, dust storms, damaging winds and the risk of bushfires reigniting after a week of rain.