Cloud with a Tasman Low and upper cold air is generating gales and heavy rain over the Illawarra, Syndey, Hunter, Northern Tablelands and North West Slopes and Plains. Low cloud over the Lower Western with a weak trough is failing to produce any rain.
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:
19:43 EST Not every farm will or should be saved by the taxpayer from the drought that is gripping most of the state, Queensland senator Barry O'Sullivan says.