Patchy cloud increasing over parts of the Northern Rivers, and Northern Tablelands with a low pressure trough is causing showers and thunderstorms to develop. Cloud over southern parts of the state associated with a low over Bass Strait is causing cool showers to develop.
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:
02:05 EDT A late afternoon thunderstorm has brought heavy rain and some unexpected hail to Hobart.