Cloud circulating around an east coast low off the central NSW coast is generating heavy rain, leading to flooding. Cloud over WA with a trough is bringing rain to the Kimberley and Pilbara. Cloud across the northern tropics with a trough is causing a few 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:
13:56 EST Emergency crews are searching for two people whose car was washed away by flash flooding near Maitland in the Hunter Valley, as gale force winds and heavy rain continue to batter Sydney and surrounding areas.