Patchy cloud over SA, VIC and TAS in brisk southwesterly winds is bringing showers, mostly light. Jetstream cloud is streaming across northwestern and central Australia, bringing virtually no rain. Skies are generally clear elsewhere due to regions of high pressure.
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:
23:48 EST The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) has begun a cash-for-work scheme to provide immediate assistance for people worst-affected by Cyclone Pam in Vanuatu.