Cloud stretching from northern parts of WA through to NSW with a broad trough is triggering patchy rain and the odd storm. Low cloud over TAS and VIC in unstable westerlies is bringing isolated showers. Skies are mostly clear in the west under a strengthening high pressure system
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:
16:23 EDT Tropical Cyclone Kate has only caused minor damage on Cocos Islands after passing to the north of the tiny community, more than 2,000 kilometres off the Western Australian coast.