Thick cloud over northern parts of WA with a low and trough is triggering thunderstorms, some severe. A cloud band stretching over central and southern parts is associated with this trough is causing patchy rain.
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:
18:14 EDT Rockhampton, Queensland's largest abattoir, is running again for the first time since cyclone Marcia tore through the region two weeks ago.