Widespread cloud over eastern VIC and NSW is producing areas of rain. Cloud with this trough extending over the NT and Pilbara is also producing showers with the odd thunderstorm over Central Australia. Low cloud over the QLD coast with moist onshore winds 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:
10:21 EST Heavy rain with a northwest cloud band has delivered the most significant April rainfall since the 80's for parts of Victoria and southern New South Wales.