Low cloud over TAS is forming in moist onshore winds, but is only causing the odd light shower and drizzle patch. This cloud is gradually breaking up near a strengthening ridge of high pressure, allowing showers and drizzle to clear.
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:
16:50 EDT A spectacular storm hit parts of South East Queensland in the closing hours of voting in the state election.