Low cloud lingering over western parts of the state with a moist westerly flow steered by a high pressure ridge is failing to produce any rainfall. Skies are clearer in the east as these winds dry out over the ranges.
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:
19:43 EST Not every farm will or should be saved by the taxpayer from the drought that is gripping most of the state, Queensland senator Barry O'Sullivan says.