Bright cloud within a trough over WA is producing showers and thunderstorms. Speckled cloud in the wake of a front moving over TAS and southern VIC is generating gusty cool showers. Cloud over the QLD Tropical coast within a region of low pressure 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:
09:29 EDT A truck driver has had a lucky escape when a tree fell and hit his windscreen as he was driving on the Bass Highway in Tasmania's north.