Bright cloud moving up the east coast with a blustery cool change is causing rain and severe thunderstorms. Cloud in the north with a trough ahead of the front is also causing thundery showers. Skies are clearer in the west under a weak 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:
17:31 EDT The Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for most parts of New South Wales, saying heavy rainfall and damaging winds are likely.