Cloud with a low pressure trough over the Pilbara is generating persistent heavy showers and the odd isolated thunderstorm. Thick cloud streaming over the Interior, Goldfields and Eucla districts with this trough failing to generate any rain.
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:
07:25 EST The Hunter Valley town of Dungog, which was devastated by last month's storms and flooding, is kicking off its annual music festival today.