Cloud over northeastern NSW and eastern QLD with a trough is triggering heavy showers and some thunder. Cloud stretching across SA, VIC and TAS near a low and front is causing areas of rain to develop. Patchy cloud over inland WA near a trough is bringing thundery 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:
17:16 EDT More than 130 volunteers, mostly grey nomads, have cleared more than 150 kilometres of debris-clogged fencing in Central Queensland in the clean-up from Cyclone Marcia.