Australian Satellite/Lightning

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Australia Satellite Notes

Cloud over northern WA, NT, SA, western QLD and NSW, VIC and TAS with a broad low pressure trough and cold front is triggering showers and thunderstorms. Low cloud about the southwest with cool onshore winds is causing a few showers. Smoke haze in the east is due to bushfires.

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Victoria's code red bushfire day sees emergency warnings issued as dust sweeps state

19:50 EDT

Lightning strikes and hot, gusty winds have fanned more than 60 fires across Victoria, including a grassfire which firefighters believe may have destroyed a home in the state's north.

Bushfires, smoky cities and a thunderstorm asthma warning as Australia's east coast swelters

18:57 EDT

Hot and windy conditions have again scorched Australia, with crews fighting bushfires across the country.

Remote Aboriginal community of Scotdesco receives short-term water supply

17:19 EDT

A remote Aboriginal community on South Australia's west coast has been handed a lifeline, after its water reserves completely ran dry.