Patchy cloud over QLD's north, central inland and southeast near a low pressure trough is triggering showers and thunderstorms. Hot air is filtering down ahead of the trough. Skies are clearer in the west near a ridge of high pressure.
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: