Patchy cloud over SA, VIC and TAS in brisk southwesterly winds is bringing showers, mostly light. Cloud streaming across northwestern and central Australia is bringing virtually no rain. Generally clear skies in QLD are turning a chilly morning into a sunny day.
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:
11:18 EST A retired army officer has been appointed to lead the recovery effort after storms and floods caused damage and destruction in parts of New South Wales.