Cloud circulating around an east coast low off the central NSW coast is generating heavy rain and severe storms, leading to flooding. Cloud over WA with a trough is bringing rain to the Kimberley. Cloud across the northern tropics with a trough is causing a few showers.
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:
05:03 EST A second storm cell developing off New South Wales is expected to hit northern parts of Sydney and the Central Coast in the next few hours.