Cloud over eastern NSW and QLD with a trough fed by moist onshore winds is causing areas of rain and storms. Masses of cloud over the northern tropics in a broad region of low pressure is triggering thundery showers. Skies are clearer over 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:
23:22 EDT A south-west Queensland grazier has captured on camera the moment a "rain bomb" dropped from the sky.