Thick bright cloud over the state's Interior with a low pressure trough is generating showers and severe thunderstorms. Low cloud is lingering over coastal parts near the low causing showers.
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:
20:38 EDT Severe thunderstorms and damaging winds have caused chaos across Sydney, with the SES looking at more than 250 jobs, mainly roof damage from heavy rain and strong winds.