Thick bright cloud over the state's Northern Interior with a low pressure trough is generating showers and thunderstorms. Patchy low cloud over the Southern Interior with this trough is failing to produce much rainfall.
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:
10:43 EDT A two-year-old boy has died and a girl has suffered serious injuries after a tree fell on their house at The Patch in the Dandenong Ranges, east of Melbourne, as severe thunderstorms swept through Victoria last night.