Cloud is clearing over NSW as a Tasman Low moves away from the coast causing winds and showers to ease. Thick cloud with a trough over WA is generating thundery showers, mainly in the north. This cloud is spreading over SA with strong mid-level winds but is not producing any rain
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:
19:43 EST Not every farm will or should be saved by the taxpayer from the drought that is gripping most of the state, Queensland senator Barry O'Sullivan says.