Bright cloud extending over QLD and northern NSW with a trough is triggering showers and thunderstorms. Cloud with a front over VIC and TAS is also producing gutsy cool showers. Cloud with a region of low pressure over northern and central WA is generating thundery 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:
21:51 EDT Severe storms have moved across Brisbane and Ipswich, leaving thousands without power and causing major delays to peak hour train services.