Thick cloud spreading across WA with a trough is causing areas of rain and a few storms in west. Low cloud on the south with a weak front is also bringing a few showers. Skies are clearer in the north under a high pressure ridge.
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:
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