Thick cloud spanning across WA with a low pressure trough is causing areas of rain in the west, heaviest about the coast. Low cloud in the southwest with a weak cold front is triggering a few showers. Skies are clearer in the north under a high pressure ridge.
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:
13:10 EST Disaster support group BlazeAid has sent a new lot of volunteers to north-west Queensland to help landholders in drought.