Bright cloud brushing southwestern parts of WA with a cold front is triggering thundery showers. Cloud over SA and northwest NSW caught in the jet is causing the odd spot of rain. Low cloud in the southeast with onshore winds is bringing a few 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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