Patchy cloud over southwestern, inland and northern WA with low pressure troughs are generating thundery showers. Cloud moving over eastern TAS, eastern VIC and southeastern VIC with a strong southerly flow is producing gusty cool 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:
15:56 EDT A series of spectacular electrical storms over Perth has blacked out more than 27,000 homes and businesses and caused flight delays.