Thick cloud over northern WA in unstable air is causing storms, severe in the Pilbara. Cloud over the NT and western QLD in a trough is causing a few storms. Cloud spreading across the south is causing patchy rain over inland WA and the Nullarbor near a trough, little elsewhere.
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:
16:49 EDT Farmers and councillors in cyclone-ravaged parts of Queensland are asking the Federal Government to rewrite disaster assistance to include grants for replanting crops.