Cloud over eastern NSW and QLD with a surface trough and upper trough is causing areas of rain and the odd storm. Cloud over central WA in a broad region of low pressure is triggering thundery showers. Skies are clearer over the south under a high pressure ridge.
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:
14:57 EDT Australian farmers invest big sums of money in getting their crops in the ground, so when those crops fail they lose not only the projected income but also the investment in fuel, labor costs and other big ticket items.