Patchy cloud building within a low pressure trough over southeast QLD is causing showers and thunderstorms to develop. Cloud over far northern parts of the Cape York Peninsula with a region of low pressure is also producing 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:
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