Thick cloud from northern WA to central Australia and South Australia in weak troughs are generating patchy rain and storms. Patchy cloud over QLD near a trough is causing showers and storms. Cloud spreading across NSW is mainly high cloud and is bringing virtually no rain.
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:
13:56 EDT Like a large area of southeastern Australia, Victoria has been been experiencing a chilly run, as much as four-to-ten degrees below average but is now thawing out.