A broad northwest cloudband stretching from northern WA to northeast NSW is producing areas of rain and a few thunderstorms. Bright cloud on the tropical QLD coast near a trough is bringing showers. Speckled cloud in the wake of a front is causing showers in VIC.
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:
18:41 EST As the kangaroos and emus around her property die in the dry of the drought, May "Bushie" McKeown is doing all she can to keep her cattle alive.