Bright cloud near the central and mid-north coast in a weak trough is triggering the odd shower. Patchy low cloud forming over southern NSW in cool southwesterly winds is not bringing any rain. Skies are largely clear in the north due to a strong ridge of high pressure.
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:
18:22 EST This year's Northern Territory Budget appears to be a straightforward one, with no real surprises or significant announcements for the bush.