Cloud increasing with a trough over southeast QLD and northeast NSW is causing showers and thunderstorms to develop. Cloud with a separate trough over WA is maintaining widespread rain with a few clearing thunderstorms.
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:
16:48 EDT For one farmer in southern New South Wales the exceptional conditions has him thinking that Christmas is coming early.