Thick cloud over QLD and NSW with a trough is causing areas of heavy rain and showers. Cloud extending over the northern tropics with the same trough is triggering the odd thundery shower. Patchy cloud over SA, VIC and TAS in cool westerly winds is bringing 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:
11:14 EDT Over the next four days, warm and moist northerly winds will feed a deepening trough over southern and western QLD bringing rain relief to drought declared areas.