Cloud over northwest QLD, the NT, eastern WA, SA and NSW in a series of troughs is causing showers and thunderstorms, potentially severe in NSW. Low cloud along the tropical QLD coast in moist onshore winds is bringing light 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:
16:41 EDT Lightning strikes sparked fires in the roof spaces of two Canberra houses today as storms swept through the capital.