Cloud stretching from the Pilbara to the Southern Interior with a broad low pressure trough is generating showers and thunderstorms. Skies are clearer over the southwest under 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:
08:46 EDT A truck driver has had a lucky escape when a tree fell and hit his windscreen as he was driving on the Bass Highway in Tasmania's north.