Cloud stretching over eastern and northern QLD in a trough is producing showers and thunderstorms. Cloud over eastern NSW, VIC and TAS with a trough and front is bringing showers and storms. Cloud over the northern tropics in low pressure is causing thundery 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:
19:09 EDT Darwin should be set for some much needed relief from hot and steamy weather, with the Bureau of of Meteorology predicting a monsoon trough would set in over the city on New Year's Eve.