Cloud spiralling around an approaching low pressure system is causing squally showers, small hail and some thunderstorms to develop. This low will also bring potentially damaging winds from this afternoon. Skies are clearer in the north near a ridge of high pressure.
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:
09:09 EST As communities in NSW begin the huge clean up after devastating wild weather this week, residents in the south-west Queensland town of Charleville have held a lantern parade to mark the 25th anniversary of their worst flood event.