Australian Chart Summary
Thursday - Latest
Cold unstable air in the wake of a front is causing showers and cool gusty winds over VIC and eastern NSW. A cold front clearing southeast QLD is causing showers and storms to ease. A developing tropical low near the Top End is generating heavy rain, thunderstorms and gales.
Thursday 22:00 EST
A high may lead to a cold morning for the southern and southeastern inland followed by mostly sunny day. A trough should bring a burst of onshore winds and showers to the VIC, SA, and TAS coasts. A low will head away from the NT, leaving big seas and causing gusty rain.
Friday 22:00 EST
A large high pressure system looks to bring sunny skies for large parts of the country, leading to cool overnight conditions inland. Onshore winds may continue to bring showers to parts of SA, VIC and TAS. A trough in the north could produce showers and storms, some heavy.
Saturday 22:00 EST
A high pressure ridge will dominate the country, bringing a sunny day to the southern states after a cold and frosty morning. Warm easterly winds will persist in WA, while a low brings rain and winds to the Kimberleys. Moist onshore winds may bring a shower to the NSW coast.
Sunday 22:00 EST
A low and trough in the north should bring showers and storms over the tropics. A trough in the west may cause showers. Moist onshore winds may bring showers to the northern NSW and QLD coasts. Onshore winds in the south could trigger showers along the SA coast.
Monday 22:00 EST
A front should reach SA, VIC, and TAS, bringing another burst of cold winds, showers and alpine snow. A high in the Tasman Sea will direct moist onshore winds over the northern QLD coasts. A low and trough will bring showers and storms to parts of the NT and WA.
Parts of Victoria have already received almost double the average rainfall this month, and some areas have recorded the wettest April in 16 years.
New Zealanders are bracing for a week of wild weather.
The skies above New South Wales farms have been filled with smoke in recent weeks as growers burn a huge load of dry stubble left over from last year's record crop yields.