Cloud building over SA and southwest VIC as a weak trough forms is causing patchy light rain to develop. Patchy cloud over the northeast tropics in a weak trough is bringing a few light showers. Patchy cloud over southwest WA in the wake of a front is also causing light showers.
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:
07:23 EST Hunter-based charity Samaritans says increasing unemployment and last month's super storm has led to a doubling in the number of people seeking assistance.