Australian Satellite/Lightning

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JMA Himawari-8

Australia Satellite Notes

Cloud over eastern NSW and southeast QLD with a trough and low is causing rain and thunderstorms. Cloud over southern WA near a weak trough is bringing a shower or two. Patchy cloud over western TAS and northern QLD with onshore winds is bringing a few showers.

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Bushfire authorities on standby as gusty storms roll west across southern Queensland

18:18 EST

Storm cells have begun moving west across Queensland's southern inland, with authorities on alert for lightning strikes that could spark new bushfires and winds that could exacerbate existing blazes.

NSW wild weather brings surprise snow to Goulburn and Blue Mountains, and heavy rain for Sydney

18:16 EST

The east coast of NSW is in for a day of wild weather, with heavy snowfall in some areas causing significant delays on major roads.

Severe storm threat in NSW, QLD

16:39 EST

Thunderstorms are moving through northeast NSW and southeast Queensland this afternoon, prompting warnings in some areas.