Moist easterly winds over the NT Top End are generating showers and storms, mainly in the east. A weak trough over eastern QLD is being fed by moist onshore winds, also causing showers. A broad high pressure ridge is keeping the rest of the country generally clear.
Thu 15:27 EST Ita's remnants have gained strength in time to lash New Zealand with damaging wind and flooding rains to rival its impact on Queensland.
Thu 15:27 EST A 6-8 foot groundswell is on the horizon for the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach.
Wed 13:25 EST Eastern New South Wales has been soaked by some of the heaviest showers since spring.