Patchy cloud over much of NSW, VIC, TAS and eastern SA with a trough and approaching cold front is causing some patchy rain. Bright cloud over WA in another trough is triggering thundery showers. A trough in the north is developing heavy showers and thunderstorms in the tropics.
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:
21:38 EDT People left homeless by Cyclone Lam on Elcho Island in the Northern Territory face weeks of living in tents on the community's football oval, with some concerned about going back to their homes due to disturbed asbestos.