Cloud over northern QLD in moist, unstable air is producing showers and thunderstorms. Patchy cloud over the far west near a trough is causing a few thundery showers. This trough is also directing very hot air over the west. It is clearer elsewhere near a high pressure ridge.
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:
17:21 EDT After a good soaking, there is more rain ahead for Western Australia's Pilbara and Gascoyne.