Patchy cloud over far southern parts of the North Island and central and eastern parts of the South Island with a low pressure system is generating isolate showers. Skies remain mostly clear over the far north and south under relatively 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:
21:51 EDT Severe storms have moved across Brisbane and Ipswich, leaving thousands without power and causing major delays to peak hour train services.