Cloud over inland parts of northern QLD with a weak trough is producing virtually no rain. Patchy cloud over coastal parts of Northern QLD with moist onshore winds are triggering light showers. Skies are clearer in southern parts of the state under a weak 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:
11:33 EDT New South Wales orchardists taking up a State Government subsidy to install nets over their crops are discovering there are unexpected benefits to the protection from flying foxes.