Cloud over central NSW due to an east coast low is generating heavy rain and severe storms, leading to flooding. Cloud over WA in a weak trough is bringing rain to the Pilbara. Cloud across the northern tropics in a region of low pressure is causing a few showers and storms.
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:
18:41 EST Authorities have sent emergency alerts to tens of thousands of people in NSW's Hunter region as forecasters warn wild weather will worsen after earlier claiming three lives.