Cloud over central NSW due to an east coast low is generating heavy rain and severe storms, leading to flooding. Cloud over WA in a weak trough is bringing rain to the Pilbara. Cloud across the northern tropics in a region of low pressure is causing a few showers and storms.
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:
13:31 EST Three people have been killed in wild weather in NSW's Central Hunter region, where homes have been washed off their footings in the town of Dungog, north of Newcastle.