Cloud lingering over WA with a trough is causing some showers and thunderstorms. Bright cloud over the Kimberley and Top End with a weak monsoon trough and remnants of TC Nathan is generating thundery showers. Thick cloud with a trough over SA is also producing isolated showers.
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:
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.