Patchy cloud over QLD's Cape York Peninsula near a weak low pressure trough is causing the odd shower. Skies are generally clear elsewhere due to a strengthening high pressure ridge, leading to a cool morning inland.
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:
18:24 EST Parts of Sydney and the Blue Mountains have been blanketed by large hailstones as a severe thunderstorm moves across the area.