Australian Satellite/Lightning

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Australia Satellite Notes

Thick cloud about the Gulf of Carpentaria with Tropical Cyclone Esther is generating heavy rain and storms. Cloud over parts of WA with troughs is triggering showers and storms. Cloud over parts of QLD, northeastern NSW, southern SA, VIC and TAS with troughs is causing showers.

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Flying fox used during 1955 Hunter Valley floods was built thanks to one good golf shot

08:46 EDT

Sixty-five years ago, the Hunter Valley experienced one of its worst floods on record in which 14 people died and more than 5,000 homes were affected.

Cyclone Esther forms in Gulf overnight near NT-Queensland border

07:21 EDT

Tropical Cyclone Esther has developed into a category-one system in the Gulf of Carpentaria.

Farmers still in the grip of drought despite widespread rain

06:50 EDT

Third-generation sheep farmer Chris Blunt has not seen rain for so long that all 30 dams on his 1,000-hectare farm are empty.