A large high is bringing clear skies over SA and the NT. Southwesterly winds are directing showers over western TAS and far southern VIC. A trough is causing a gusty southerly change on the SE QLD coast. Another trough is causing thundery showers in southwest WA.
17:34 EST The weather bureau's long-term forecast is predicting a drier than normal October to December for much of eastern Australia and north-west Western Australia.