Australian Chart Summary
Tuesday - Latest
A deep trough stretching from the west to the southeast is triggering heavy showers and thunderstorms over WA, the NT, SA and NSW, with showers in VIC and TAS. Hot winds ahead of the trough for NSW and QLD. A deepening monsoon trough is generating storms over the tropics.
Tuesday 22:00 EDT
A trough will generate heat then rain and storms across the interior, NSW and QLD. Some rain will become very heavy with storms. A trough will start drawing heat over ther southwest. An active monsoon trough will generate heavy showers and thunderstorms over the tropics.
Wednesday 22:00 EDT
An active monsoon trough will maintain thundery showers over the tropics. A trough extending from western QLD to NSW will trigger heavy rain and thunderstorms. A trough in the west will drag in hot air, while a high pressure system will keep southern WA, SA and VIC mostly dry.
Thursday 22:00 EDT
The monsoon trough will continue to deliver thundery showers across the tropics, while a low deepens over the Kimberley. A trough over southern QLD and northeastern NSW will trigger thundery showers. A cold front will bring showers to far southwestern WA.
Friday 22:00 EDT
An active monsoon trough and developing low shall bring heavy rain, thunderstorms and gusty winds to the tropics. A broad trough will filter hot conditions over the southeast, whilst triggering storms over NSW and QLD. A high should keep SA and southern WA dry.
Saturday 22:00 EDT
An active monsoon trough and developing low will direct showers to the Kiberley, NT's Top End and tropical QLD. A broad trough will drag heat to the coast and trigger some thundery showers to QLD and NSW. A broad high over the Bight will keep elsewhere mostly dry.
Swarms of insects have descended upon the Central Australian outback after recent rainfall.
As the mercury soars in Sydney today, spare a thought for the people of Moree in northern New South Wales, who are in the midst of a record-breaking heatwave.
Territorians should brace themselves for a very wet week, with rainfalls of up to 300 millimetres expected in some areas.