A band of cloud over northern VIC is associated with the jet stream and is not producing any showers. Patchy low cloud around the coast in moist onshore winds is also not generating any rain. Skies are clearer in the west under a weak ridge of high pressure.
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:
16:49 EDT Farmers and councillors in cyclone-ravaged parts of Queensland are asking the Federal Government to rewrite disaster assistance to include grants for replanting crops.