Bright cloud in the southeast with a trough and embedded low is bringing gusty showers and thunderstorms to coastal NSW. Low cloud over SA, TAS and southern WA in a brisk southerly flow is causing showers. Cloud over northern WA with a weak trough is producing the odd shower.
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:
15:15 EST On Friday the dark clouds gave way to blue skies, and the devastating winds abated, but the reprieve was short lived.