Cloud over northeast NSW and eastern QLD with a trough is producing heavy showers and some thunder. Cloud stretching across SA, VIC and TAS near a low and front is causing areas of rain to develop. Patchy cloud over the northern tropics near a trough is bringing thundery showers.
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:
18:21 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.