In December 2014 we upgraded our lightning network to the latest in sensor technology as used by the world's leading meteorological agencies. This has resulted in changes and improvements to the lightning data you will now see. The main changes are:
Distance and latitude/longitude coordinates are displayed when you mouse over the map. The origin for distance measuring is indicated by a red dot and defaults to either your location, if specified and in range, or the location of the radar/the centre of the map. The origin may be changed by clicking elsewhere on the map.
LocationMt Kanighan Radar TypeWF 44 S Band Typical Availability24 hours
Located at 343m on the summit of Mt Kanighan 26 km north of Gympie this radar has a very good view of any precipitation that may fall within its area of coverage. This extends from seawards of Fraser Is to the east, down to the Brisbane region to the south, out to about Chinchilla to the west, and up to about Miriam Vale to the north. This radar appears to provide a realistic interpretation of the weather actually being experienced within its area of coverage.
18:15 EDT An Australian Urban Search and Rescue taskforce has returned from Vanuatu after a 10-day operation to repair schools and hospitals in Port Vila after Cyclone Pam.