Cloud over WA in a trough is generating storms in the west and north and light showers in the south. Cloud over the NT and QLD tropics in another trough is causing showers and storms. Cloud on the coasts of NSW, VIC, TAS and SA in southerlies is only causing the odd shower.
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:
01:05 EDT A spectacular storm hit parts of South East Queensland in the closing hours of voting in the state election.