Thick cloud over WA in a deepening trough is generating showers and storms, heavy in the Pilbara. Cloud streaming across central and eastern Australia is only causing patchy light rain and thunder in southern QLD and NSW near a trough. Cloud and showers on the tropical QLD coast.
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: