Thick cloud with a deep trough is the odd thunderstorm over WA and shower over SA. Cloud over northeastern NSW and eastern QLD with a separate trough is triggering heavy showers. Patchy low cloud increasing over VIC ahead of a front is not yet producing any 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:
12:20 EDT Severe storms are dumping huge amounts of rain on south-east Queensland with one man missing after he was swept out of his car.