A moist easterly flow over the NT Top End is generating showers and storms, mainly in the east. A cold front is approaching the southeastern states, causing showers to develop in parts of SA and VIC. 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.