Thick cloud over WA with a trough is producing showers and thunderstorms, this cloud is being pushed into southern NT and northern SA along the jetstream. Patchy low cloud over the NSW and QLD coast with southerlies are generating light 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:
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