Thick cloud over WA in a deep trough is generating rain and storms, heavy in the Pilbara. Cloud over eastern NSW and southern QLD with a trough is causing showers and thunderstorms, heavy along the NSW coast. Skies are clearer in the nation's southeast due to a high.
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:
10:13 EDT The continuing drought in western Queensland is forcing cattle producers to de-stock their properties and some of those cattle are ending up in the Northern Territory.