Thick bright cloud spanning over much of southern WA with a trough is generating persistent heavy showers, most prominent over the South East Coastal district. Cloud with this trough is also producing the odd thundery shower over the Pilbara Coast.
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:
11:03 EDT Severe storms are dumping huge amounts of rain on south-east Queensland with many waking up to flooded yards and roads.