Australian Visible Satellite/Lightning

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JMA Himawari-8

Australia Satellite Notes

Thick cloud over Gulf regions of the NT and QLD with a tropical low and trough is triggering areas of rain and storms. Cloud extending over northern WA, the NT, QLD and eastern NSW with troughs is causing showers and storms, some severe. Clearer skies over SA due to a high.

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Man rescued from floodwaters as north Queensland deluge causes flash flooding with more rain forecast

15:53 EDT

Emergency services have rescued a man stranded in floodwaters in the Burdekin in north Queensland, as torrential rain of more than half a metre falls in parts of the region, causing localised flooding and a rock slide in Townsville.

Heatwave sweeping across southern Australia

15:04 EDT

A heatwave will sweep across southern Australia this week, elevating temperatures and fire danger ratings across multiple states and territories.

Drought-affected Queensland horse stud owner loses $9,000 in alleged hay fraud scheme

14:24 EDT

A drought-affected Queensland horse stud owner is warning other landholders to be vigilant after losing $9,000 to an alleged hay fraud scheme.