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

17:40 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.

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.

Bogong moth tracker rolls out as failed migrations put pressure on pygmy possum

16:31 EST

A new online tool has been launched to help monitor bogong moth numbers in what is shaping up to be a crucial season for both their migration and a food source for the critically endangered mountain pygmy possum.