Thick cloud over southwestern parts of WA with a low pressure trough is generating clearing thunderstorms, with persistent widespread showers. Patchy cloud extending along this trough over the Pilbara, Interior and Kimberley is also causing showers and thunderstorms to develop.
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:
20:56 EDT A man has died after being struck by lightning while leaving a polling station with his family on the Gold Coast.