Thick cloud over WA with a low pressure trough and cold front is causing showers and the odd thunderstorm. Patchy cloud over southern VIC and TAS in the wake of front is bringing some brisk showers. Skies are clearer over the NT and QLD under a building high pressure ridge.
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:
13:34 EST Winter has just begun, but we have already experienced what could be one of the coldest mornings of the season.