Bright cloud over northern QLD with a low and trough is triggering thunderstorms, mostly in the Gulf of Carpentaria. Patchy low cloud about the tropical coast with moist onshore winds is generating showers. Skies are clearer elsewhere 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:
13:25 EDT After a fairly cloudy morning, Sydney's skies are clearing nicely for a starry but cool night for Carols at the Domain.