Patchy low cloud over SA, VIC and TAS in moist southwesterly winds is only bringing a few light showers. Bright cloud near the west coast of WA in a trough is producing patchy rain. Skies are generally clear elsewhere under a broad area 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:
17:34 EST A former top army officer has arrived in the flood ravaged Hunter Valley promising he won't just "sit in an office" during the recovery.