Bright cloud over the NT's Top End with a region of low pressure is causing thundery showers. Bright cloud over central parts is also causing showers and the odd thunderstorm. Skies are clearer in southern parts under a weak ridge of high pressure.
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:
22:49 EDT Severe thunderstorms and damaging winds have caused chaos across Sydney, with the SES looking at more than 500 jobs, mainly roof damage from heavy rain and strong winds.