Patchy cloud over western parts of Tasmania with a moist and unstable westerly flow following a cold front is producing light scattered showers. Skies over eastern parts of the state remain clearer as these winds lose moisture 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:
18:16 EST Heavy rain has stranded about 40 people at William Creek in the South Australian outback due to flooded roads and low cloud has grounded aircraft.