Cloud circulating around a low is bringing gusty showers and thunderstorms to VIC and southern NSW, some severe. Low cloud over SA, TAS and southern WA in onshore winds is causing showers. Patchy cloud over northern WA with a weak trough is producing the odd shower.
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:
21:52 EST Parts of Sydney and the Blue Mountains have been blanketed by large hailstones as a severe thunderstorm moves across the area.