Australian Satellite/Lightning

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Australia Satellite Notes

Cloud with a broad low pressure trough extending from northern WA into the Top End and to southeast QLD is producing shoers and thunderstorms. Cloud moving over VIC and TAS in wake of a cold front is triggering the odd shower. Clearer skies elsewhere under high pressure.

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Drought not denting NSW farmland values as buyers scout property with promise of rain and water

14:34 EDT

Farmland values across drought-ravaged New South Wales are managing to remain strong as farmers search the state to buy property with guaranteed water supply and the promise of elusive rainfall.

How did the massive hailstones that fell over southern Queensland form?

13:26 EDT

Some of the largest hailstones ever seen in Australia are thought to have plummeted to Earth over southern Queensland on Friday afternoon.

Australia will be sweltering next week, but Tasmania will be spared (mostly)

11:43 EDT

, but the same wind system that could push mainland states into record territory will have an entirely different effect on Tasmania.