Cloud over QLD's northern coasts with gusty onshore winds is causing showers. Low cloud in the south is due to a developing low in NSW, but is not bringing any rain. Skies are clearer in the west under a building 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:
07:17 EST Emergency crews are racing to repair damaged homes ahead of a second storm cell expected to hit northern parts of Sydney and the Central Coast this morning.