A northwest cloudband stretching from northern WA to northeast NSW is causing areas of rain. Cloud thickening over eastern NSW near a pool of cold upper level air is generating rain. Patchy cloud over TAS and VIC in cool onshore winds is bringing 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:
06:44 EST Heavy rain, strong winds and powerful surf will batter eastern New South Wales over the next few days due to an East Coast Low.