Bright cloud extending over the central NT, QLD and northern NSW with a trough is triggering showers and thunderstorms. Cloud with a front over VIC and TAS is also producing gutsy cool showers. Cloud with a region of low pressure over northern WA is generating thundery showers
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:
18:25 EDT Severe storms bringing large hail, damaging winds and rain are expected to intensify and become "very dangerous" as they reach Brisbane this evening, the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) says.