Bright cloud developing over eastern QLD near a low pressure trough is generating showers and thunderstorms. Patchy cloud along the southeast coast in onshore winds is producing showers. Skies are clearer in the west, allowing it to become unseasonably hot.
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:
19:01 EDT Heavy rains have damaged homes and flooded roads throughout the Mid West, Pilbara and the Goldfields in Western Australia.