Patchy bright cloud increasing along a trough is causing showers and thunderstorms to develop over the state's east. Cloud over far southern parts with the top edge of a front is producing a few showers. Skies remain clearer in the west under a 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:
10:32 EDT A two-year-old boy has died and a girl has suffered serious injuries after a tree fell on their house at The Patch in the Dandenong Ranges, east of Melbourne, as severe thunderstorms swept through Victoria last night.