Thick cloud extending from WA to VIC with a trough is producing showers and storms in WA and SA. Patchy low cloud over the NSW and QLD coast is only generating the odd shower. Skies are mostly clear for inland NSW and QLD under a broad high bringing a cool morning.
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:
23:46 EST The Australian Government has committed an extra $35 million of aid to help with the cyclone recovery effort in Vanuatu.