Thick cloud over WA's Pilbara with a low pressure trough is causing rain. Cloud is being dragged across central p[arts of the state under the jet stream, bringing cooler days but no rain. Skies are clearer in the south under a high pressure ridge.
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:
17:58 EST Authorities have sent emergency alerts to tens of thousands of people in NSW's Hunter region as forecasters warn wild weather will worsen after earlier claiming three lives.