Bright cloud over northern WA, the NT and western parts of QLD with a low pressure is producing showers and thunderstorms. Speckled cloud in the wake of a front is bringing gusty cool showers to VIC and TAS. Cloud over the QLD coast with a weak trough is producing storms.
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:
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