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Wednesday, 26 Jul 2017
Live Lightning Strikes in South East Queensland - Map
This lightning strike map updates every one minute. If you would like to view the activity live, click here for a live/animatedc version.
The live light strike map for South East Queensland is not imported from any third party and is generated by OceanViewWeather's Boltek StormTracker lightning detector, which is mounted on the weather equipment mast. The Live Lightning Detector works by detecting the radio signals produced by lightning strikes and these are the same signals you can hear on an regular AM radio during a thunderstorm. StormTracker's direction-finding antenna provides direction information while storm distance is calculated from received signal strength. This data is then plotted onto the map above, together with the type of lightning strike and it's polarity. During intense local storm activity, radio signals from distant lightning strikes may be "drowned out" and may not be shown on the map.
Live Lightning Strikes in South East Queensland - Current Data
The OceanViewWeather live lightning strike map and storm tracker for South East Queensland is a live view of where lightning strikes are occurring in Eastern Australia. Strikes can only be detected in the ranging circles.