Thick cloud with a deep trough is generating showers and thunderstorms over WA. Cloud over northeastern NSW and QLD with a separate trough is triggering showers and thunderstorms. Patchy cloud within a broad region of low pressure over the NT is producing 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:
14:54 EDT New South Wales farmers are welcoming news that autumn rain could start to fall soon.