Bright patchy cloud near coastal parts of the NT in a broad region of low pressure is triggering thundery showers, particularly about the eastern Top End. Cloud about western parts of the territory near a low pressure trough is causing the odd shower.
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:
07:23 EDT A Western Australian farmer is surveying damage after a freak storm ripped through parts of his property.