Areas of thick cloud extending over central parts of the NT, QLD and northern NSW with a low pressure trough is triggering showers and thunderstorms. Cloud with a front moving over VIC and TAS is also producing gutsy cool 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:
16:10 EDT Federal drought concessional loans for farmers are yet to flow through to affected properties in South Australia, despite being announced six months ago.