Cloud with a front and trough is producing showers and thunderstorms over SA, VIC and TAS. Cloud with a trough is triggering showers and thunderstorms over WA and the NT. Cloud within a region of low pressure is also producing thundery showers over QLD and northern NSW.
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:
01:22 EDT A two-year-old boy has died and a girl suffered serious injuries after a tree fell on their house at The Patch in the Dandenong Ranges, east of Melbourne, as severe thunderstorms swept through Victoria on Saturday evening.