Thick cloud from northern WA to central Australia and South Australia in weak troughs are only generating patchy light rain. Cloud spreading across NSW is mainly high cloud and is bringing virtually no rain. Cloud crossing TAS with a front is bringing a burst of 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: