Bright cloud within the monsoon trough is producing showers and thunderstorms over Arnhem Land. Thick cloud with the remnants of TC Nathan is also producing heavy showers and thunderstorms over the northwest Top End.
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:
18:15 EDT An Australian Urban Search and Rescue taskforce has returned from Vanuatu after a 10-day operation to repair schools and hospitals in Port Vila after Cyclone Pam.