A broad northwest cloudband stretching from northern WA to northeast NSW is producing areas of rain and a few thunderstorms. Speckled cloud surging over SA, VIC, TAS and southern NSW near a front is producing showers, small hail and alpine snow.
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:
12:32 EST Today is the start of a very chilly week for Melbourne.