Thick cloud stretching from northern WA to western NSW with a series of troughs are maintaining showers, heavy over the Pilbara and northern SA. Patchy cloud with a cold front is moving across southern SA, TAS and VIC and producing gusty cool showers and thunderstorms.
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:
13:45 EST The vast majority of Queensland has endured one of its warmest and driest autumns on record, but the southeast was soaked.