Australian Satellite/Lightning

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Australia Satellite Notes

Patchy cloud in the west with a low pressure trough will cause a few showers and storms to develop later. Cloud over TAS with a front is producing showers. Skies are mostly clear over the remainder of the country under a large high pressure system and a hot dry airmass.

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Queensland fires 'will not go out' for weeks commissioner warns as firefighters continue uphill battle

11:26 EDT

The fire emergency facing Queensland is still not over and it won't be for weeks, according to the Acting Fire Commissioner who says it will take a heavy dose of rainfall to get the 70-odd blazes under control.

Severe storm hits South East Queensland, bringing giant hailstones and destructive winds

11:01 EDT

Hailstones the size of cricket balls fell in the Sunshine Coast hinterland as parts of Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast were hit by storms on Sunday afternoon.

See how the winds are affecting bushfire conditions around the country

10:21 EDT

Strong and changeable winds can have a huge impact on how bushfires start and spread and how firefighters are able to try and contain them.