Patches of cloud over central parts of the NT with a weak trough is triggering thunderstorms and showers. Patchy cloud over the Top End in a region of low pressure is producing thundery showers. Skies are clearer in the far south under a 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:
21:39 EDT Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has called on Prime Minister Tony Abbott to make extra grants available to cyclone-affected farmers in central Queensland.