Australian Chart Summary
Tuesday - Latest
A pair of troughs in the east are generating showers and thunderstorms in the NT, QLD, NSW and eastern VIC. A front is bringing blustery showers and a cool change to western VIC, TAS and southern NSW. Another trough over northern WA is triggering thunderstorms.
Wednesday 22:00 EDT
A trough in the west will deepen, drawing hot air to southern parts of WA. The trough will also trigger showers and thunderstorms over the NT and WA. A weaker trough in the east looks to cause a few showers and storms in QLD, mostly in the afternoon.
Thursday 22:00 EDT
A broad trough in the west will deliver showers and storms throughout WA's interior, with some locally heavy falls. Another trough over QLD should trigger afternoon showers and storms over the state's east. A region of low pressure will maintain thundery showers in the tropics.
Friday 22:00 EDT
A deep low and trough over WA will start to direct hot northerlies into SA, whilst continuing to trigger showers and storms. The trough over the NT and QLD will weaken with isolated showers and storms. Moist onshore winds will direct a few showers onto the QLD tropical coast.
Saturday 22:00 EDT
A very broad low and trough across the interior will act to draw hot air over SA and trigger showers and thunderstorms, with heavy falls possible along the WA border. A low embedded in this trough looks to bring gusty showers to southern parts of WA.
Sunday 22:00 EDT
A broad trough will edge east, bringing widespread heat to the eastern half of Australia. The trough will also generate showers and thunderstorms over eastern WA, NT, SA and western QLD, NSW and VIC. A low pressure system may cause showers along the southern WA coast.
The old saying is that you know it is hot when birds start falling out of the sky.
El Nino reared its head this spring, delivering a scorcher to New South Wales.