Patchy cloud over southern QLD and northeast NSW with a low pressure trough is triggering showers and storms, some severe. Bright cloud in the tropics in a region of low pressure is causing thundery showers. Skies are clear in the west and south under 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:
15:09 EDT Towns and cities across Australia's southeast have shivered through a very cool and cloudy Australia Day.