Bright cloud increasing within a broad region of low pressure over the Top End is causing scattered showers and thunderstorms to develop. Patchy cloud about the southwest with a broad region of low pressure is failing to produce any rain.
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:
20:56 EDT A man has died after being struck by lightning while leaving a polling station with his family on the Gold Coast.