Bright cloud over WA with a broad trough is triggering a few showers and thunderstorms. Cloud over TAS, eastern VIC and southeastern NSW is producing gusty showers and the odd storm. Patchy cloud over northern QLD within a region of low pressure is causing thundery 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:
16:12 EDT For one farmer in southern New South Wales the exceptional conditions has him thinking that Christmas is coming early.