Patchy cloud about the southwest with a weak trough is maintaining the odd isolated thundery shower. Patchy cloud with a separate broad trough extending over the Interior Kimberley regions is generating showers and thunderstorms.
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:
20:59 EDT Power has been restored to most households in Perth after a spectacular electrical storm last night blacked out more than 27,000 homes.