Thick cloud stretching from northern WA to western NSW with a series of low pressure troughs are maintaining showers, heavy over northern WA. Patchy cloud with and ahead of a cold front is moving across southern SA, TAS and VIC and producing gusty 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:
11:01 EST The NSW Farmers Association and the shires of western NSW are agreed on the need for drought policy changes, after a meeting in the central western city of Dubbo yesterday.