A thick band of cloud crossing NSW with a low pressure trough is generating areas of rain and thunderstorms. Cloud is becoming patchier in the west behind the trough. Skies are clearer in the northeast near 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:
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.