Bright cloud over WA, the NT and northwestern QLD with a trough is triggering areas of rain and storms. Cloud moving up the east coast with a cool change is bringing showers and severe storms for NSW. Low cloud over VIC and TAS in the front's wake is causing the odd light shower.
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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