Patchy cloud with a moist westerly flow and upper cool air is triggering showers and thunderstorms over the Peninsulas and Kangaroo Island. Thick cloud with a low pressure trough is generating a few isolated thunderstorms over the North West Pastoral.
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:
00:28 EDT A boy has died and a girl has been taken to hospital with head, chest and leg injuries after a tree fell on their house during a severe thunderstorm in the Dandenong Ranges, east of Melbourne.