Cloud streaming aross southern WA and SA's Nullarbor near a trough is leading to light rain and inland storms. Bright cloud over northern WA and central and northern NT in unstable air is causing storms. Skies are clearer in the east with a weak 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:
20:55 EDT A blistering heatwave is scorching western Queensland with temperatures above 40 degrees Celsius and will spread to the south-east later this week.