Lightning strike in a field

Lightning tracker

During storm events, lightning is one of the main reasons for damage to our electricity network. It can also delay restoration efforts because it’s not safe to have our crews on elevated work platforms during lightning activity.

The Lightning Tracker shows the storm activity during severe weather events and the potential impact to the power restoration process. In emergencies, please refer to the Bureau of Meteorology warnings page.

Lightning events

Lightning strikes are displayed as crosses (cloud to ground events) or squares (cloud to cloud events) and fade from white (current) to red (30 mins ago) to blue (60 mins ago).

  • Current
  • 30 minutes ago
  • 60 minutes ago


  • Severe weather, thunderstorm, tropical cyclone
  • Fire weather
  • Flood
  • Coastal wind
  • Graziers, bush walkers, frost

Sentinel hotspots detected within the last 6 hours are displayed. Sentinel is a satellite-based national bushfire monitoring system operated by Geoscience Australia.

  • ≥ 150°C
  • ≥ 100°C
  • ≥ 50°C
  • < 50°C


All data displayed in the Lightning Tracker is provided by The Weather Company Pty Limited ACN 078 711 930 trading as Weatherzone. Ergon Energy Network make reasonable efforts to ensure the information contained on this website is free from error and accurate, however we recommend users seek independent confirmation of information accuracy. The information on this website may be slightly delayed. Ergon Energy Network are not liable for any loss, damage or inconvenience caused in connection with the use of, or reliance on, the information contained on this website, a linked website or the Lightning Tracker or the unavailability of this website or the Lightning Tracker. The website and the Lightning Tracker services can be offline at any time. Ergon Energy Network will endeavour to restore services as quickly as possible but make no warranties as to when they will be available.