Cloud stretching over QLD and northeast NSW with a trough is producing showers and a few storms. Bright cloud over the northern tropics in low pressure is triggering showers and storms. A cloudband crossing southeast SA into VIC with a front is bringing rain, followed by 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:
10:50 EDT Aviation experts have questioned why the missing AirAsia flight QZ8501 was flying through such a severe storm.