Patchy cloud over WA with a broad trough is triggering isolated showers and thunderstorms. Cloud moving over TAS, eastern VIC and southeastern NSW with strong southerly winds is generating gusty showers. Skies are clearer elsewhere under a high pressure ridge.
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:
15:13 EDT Tasmania's average rainfall so far this month is double the January average as thick cloud in the state's south continues to cast a grey pall.