Low cloud over southern parts of the state in the wake of a cold front is bringing showers and gusty winds. Showers are more widespread in eastern parts. Skies are clearer in the northwest 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:
18:27 EDT South-east Queensland is experiencing an autumn scorcher today as hot air moves in from long-suffering western regions.