Thick bright cloud with a low pressure trough is generating showers and thunderstorms over the Northwest Slopes and Plains, Northern Tablelands, Mid North Coast and Northern Rivers. Cloud with this trough over the Upper Western is failing to produce any rainfall.
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:
00:22 EDT Severe storms have moved across Brisbane and Ipswich, leaving thousands without power and causing major delays to peak hour train services.