Thick cloud with a trough is generating showers and thunderstorms over northwestern WA and showers over northern SA and NSW. Speckled cloud following a front is producing gusty cool showers over VIC and TAS. Bright cloud with a trough over the Top End is producing showers.
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:
18:16 EST Heavy rain has stranded about 40 people at William Creek in the South Australian outback due to flooded roads and low cloud has grounded aircraft.