Cloud over NSW in an active trough is generating potentially severe thunderstorms. Cloud across western QLD, the NT and northern WA in a heat trough is causing showers and storms, heavy in the Kimberley. Cloud over SA, TAS and VIC near a front is bringing showers, heaviest in TAS
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:
14:29 EDT ...as the floodgates of the sky get ready to be opened.