Thick cloud over southern QLD and NSW with a trough is causing areas of heavy rain. Cloud extending over the northern tropics with the same trough is triggering thunderstorms and showers. Skies are clearer in the south under a broad ridge of high pressure.
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:
13:21 EDT There is nothing like watching the yachts enter the River Derwent at the end of the spectacular race and Sunday will be a splendid day to do so.