Western Australian Visible True Colour Satellite/Lightning

JMA Himawari-8

Western Australia Satellite Notes

Cloud across the north and central-east in a trough is generating a few thunderstorms. A thin band of cloud in the southwest with another trough is not producing any rain. Skies are clear elsewhere due to high pressure and a very hot, dry airmass.

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Blaze near 'mega fire' closes in on population centres on NSW Central Coast

15:52 EDT

The NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) said firefighters and waterbombing aircraft had succeeded in slowing the spread of a blaze burning near the "mega fire" north of Sydney.

New drought declarations across eight Queensland regions as the state's crisis deepens

15:05 EDT

The Queensland Government has today declared the majority of the state's south-east is in drought.

Meteor shower on show this weekend

12:24 EDT

A meteor shower will be visible in the sky above Australia this weekend.