Cloud blanketing the South Island with a Tasman Low is bringing areas of rain to the south and showers, some heavy, across the South Island and lower North Island. Low cloud over the North Island with a weak trough is also triggering showers, mainly about Northland.
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:
11:08 EDT Very powerful surf is currently battering the central and southern NSW coast.