Cloud extending over QLD in a trough is producing patchy light rain. Cloud over the nation's northwest in a region of low pressure is generating thundery showers. Patchy cloud over southeastern AUS in moist southwesterlies behind a front is bringing light showers to VIC and TAS.
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:
00:22 EDT Severe storms have moved across Brisbane and Ipswich, leaving thousands without power and causing major delays to peak hour train services.