Thick cloud crossing central parts of Tasmania with a cold front is generating showers, heaviest about the far north and southeast.
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:
00:22 EDT Severe storms have moved across Brisbane and Ipswich, leaving thousands without power and causing major delays to peak hour train services.