Australian Visible True Colour Satellite/Lightning

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JMA Himawari-8

Australia Satellite Notes

Cloud scattered across TAS, southern VIC and southeastern NSW with a weak front is bringing light showers. Cloud bubbling up over QLD, inland WA and the NT Top End in a broad trough are generating thunderstorms. Cloud in southwest WA in another trough is causing a few storms.

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Queensland weather stokes bushfires, leading to emergency warning north of Lowood

18:23 EDT

A number of fires have broken out in South-East Queensland this afternoon amid a severe heatwave, including a fast-moving blaze near Lowood, west of Brisbane, that has sparked an emergency declaration.

Heatwave hits eastern Queensland as outback air mass heads towards coast

17:58 EDT

A heatwave is gripping eastern Queensland, where some communities will sweat through temperatures up to 12 degrees Celsius above average today and tomorrow.

Australia's drought may be causing New Zealand's glaciers to turn red

17:21 EDT

The drought gripping eastern Australia is having consequences as far as 2,000 kilometres away, with the ice on New Zealand glaciers turning red and pink.