Cloud stretching from northern WA to NSW with a series of troughs and a jet stream is causing areas of rain over northern western WA, SA and NSW. Patchy cloud with a cold front is moving across southern SA, TAS, VIC and NSW and producing gusty cool showers and the odd storm.
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:
07:25 EST The Hunter Valley town of Dungog, which was devastated by last month's storms and flooding, is kicking off its annual music festival today.