Tropical Cyclone "Iris" (Category 2) lies over the Coral Sea approximately 225km
northeast of Hamilton Island and is moving slowly southeast. Areas of rain,
showers and isolated thunderstorms are affecting the central Queensland coast
with more enhanced thunderstorm activity close to the centre of "Iris". Bands of
middle and high level cloud are streaming away from the cyclone over the
southern Coral Sea.
A low pressure trough across the north of the country is triggering showers and
isolated storms over Cape York Peninsula and about the Top End coast. Patchy
middle-level cloud is visible across southern Western Australia and South
Australia. Low cloud is evident about the NSW coast and ranges and southern
parts of Victoria due to a high pressure ridge and onshore winds. Westerly winds
are bringing patchy cloud to Tasmania mainly in the west.