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Australian Chart Summary

Thursday - Latest

Moist easterly winds over the NT Top End are generating showers and storms, mainly in the east. A weak trough over eastern QLD is being fed by moist onshore winds, also causing showers. A broad high pressure ridge is keeping the rest of the country generally clear.

Friday 22:00 EST

Brisk southwesterly winds will trigger cool showers over TAS southern parts of VIC and southeastern parts of NSW. A large region of low pressure will generate scattered showers and thunderstorms over the Top End and northern QLD. A high will keep the south generally dry.

Saturday 22:00 EST

A broad region of high pressure lingering over central and southeastern parts of the nation will keep skies generally clear resulting in low night-time temperatures. A broad trough over northern Australia will produce scattered showers and thunderstorms.

Sunday 22:00 EST

A weak front will bring cool gusty showers to southern parts of VIC and TAS. A strong region of high pressure will keep skies clear leading to cool overnight temperatures. A broad low pressure trough over the tropics will produce the odd thundery shower.

Monday 22:00 EST

Instability with moist easterly winds should generate thundery showers about the Cape York Peninsula and the Top End. A front and trough is expected to bring isolated light showers to southeastern parts of SA and TAS. High pressure ridges should keep the east and west coasts dry.

Tuesday 22:00 EST

A trough should linger over eastern parts of the NT and western parts of QLD triggering thundery showers. This trough should extend to the southeast producing light isolated showers. A high is expected to keep remaining parts of the nation generally dry.

Wednesday 22:00 EST

A high pressure ridge should steer moist winds on shore triggering showers over eastern parts of NSW. A trough in the westsouth will also trigger isolated thundery showers. A ridge working in conjunction with a trough over northern QLD should produce showers and thunderstorms.

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