Cloud over northwestern parts of the state with a low and trough is causing isolated showers. Low cloud over the south in a moist onshore flow around a high is generating a few showers. Skies are mostly clear elsewhere 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:
08:26 EST A retired army officer has been appointed to lead the recovery effort after storms and floods caused damage and destruction in parts of New South Wales.