Cloud over WA and QLD with a pair of troughs is generating showers and thunderstorms. Bright cloud over the Kimberley and Top End with the monsoon trough and remnants of TC Nathan is causing rain and storms. Cloud over VIC and TAS with a southwesterly flow is producing 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:
18:15 EDT An Australian Urban Search and Rescue taskforce has returned from Vanuatu after a 10-day operation to repair schools and hospitals in Port Vila after Cyclone Pam.