Thick cloud off the Kimberley coast near the remnants of Ex-Tropical Cyclone Nathan is keeping most rain and storms offshore. Patchy cloud over the inland and Pilbara near a trough is producing thundery showers. 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:
13:56 EDT Like a large area of southeastern Australia, Victoria has been been experiencing a chilly run, as much as four-to-ten degrees below average but is now thawing out.