A thick band of cloud over the northeast with a trough and front is causing a band of rain. Low cloud in the wake of this front is producing only a few light falls. Gusty onshore winds are triggering showers along the coast. The southwest remains dry under a high pressure ridge.
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:
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