Masses of cloud in the northern tropics with a broad region of low pressure is causing showers and storms. Patchy cloud with a trough across WA is triggering thundery showers. Low cloud over the east coast, in moist southerly winds is causing 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:
10:43 EDT A spectacular electrical storm over Perth overnight has blacked out more than 27,000 homes and businesses and caused flight delays.