Cloud over the South Island is thinning out in the wake of a low, causing showers to ease and become sparse. Patchy cloud over the North Island in a weakening trough is causing a few showers, mainly in the west.
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:
13:56 EDT Like a large area of southeastern Australia, Victoria has been been experiencing a chilly run, as much as four-to-ten degrees below average but is now thawing out.