Cloud brushing the southwest corner with a cold front is triggering showers and the odd storm. Thick cloud over eastern parts of WA and western parts of SA with a trough is causing a few showers. Low cloud in the southeast with onshore winds is bringing 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:
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