Cloud over WA and eastern NSW in troughs is generating showers and thunderstorms, some possibly severe. Low cloud over coastal SA, VIC and TAS in brisk southerlies is producing the odd light shower. Bright cloud over the 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:
16:50 EDT A spectacular storm hit parts of South East Queensland in the closing hours of voting in the state election.