A northwest cloudband stretching from northern WA to northeast NSW is causing areas of rain. Cloud thickening over eastern NSW near a pool of cold upper level air is generating rain. Patchy cloud over TAS and VIC in cool onshore 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:
07:54 EST A severe weather warning has been issued for Sydney and parts of New South Wales, raising the prospect of damaging winds and heavy rainfall.