Bright cloud over WA, the NT and northwestern QLD with a series of troughs are triggering heavy showers and thunderstorms. A plume of cloud with a passing cold front is causing rain and decaying storms in NE NSW. Skies are clearer in VIC and southern NSW under a weak high.
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:
07:28 EDT Much needed rain has arrived in Western Australia overnight, with some places receiving more rain in 6 hours than in the last 6 months.