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:
12:28 EDT A blistering heatwave is scorching western Queensland with temperatures above 40 degrees Celsius and will spread to the south-east later this week.