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:
08:01 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 last night.