Low cloud being pushed onto the southern WA coast in moist southerly winds is producing a few showers. Bright cloud over the state's north and interior near a trough is generating showers and thunderstorms. Skies are clearer elsewhere near a ridge of high pressure.
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:
16:41 EDT Lightning strikes sparked fires in the roof spaces of two Canberra houses today as storms swept through the capital.