Cloud over WA and eastern NSW in troughs is generating showers and thunderstorms, some possibly severe. Low cloud over coastal SA, VIC and TAS in brisk southerlies is producing a few light showers. Bright cloud over the tropics in low pressure is causing thundery 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:
16:33 EDT A man has died after being struck by lightning while leaving a polling station with his family on the Gold Coast.