Low cloud with an unstable southwesterly flow behind a cold front is bringing gusty showers over VIC and TAS. Cloud with a trough and upper cool air over WA is producing thundery showers. Cloud with a region of low pressure over the Kimberley is bringing 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:
21:39 EDT Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has called on Prime Minister Tony Abbott to make extra grants available to cyclone-affected farmers in central Queensland.