Australian Chart Summary
Tuesday - Latest
Several low pressure troughs moving over Australia are triggering showers and storms, severe near the NSW-QLD border. A hot airmass remains over inland parts of QLD, ahead of these troughs. Ridges of high pressure are keeping much of northern QLD and western parts of WA dry.
Wednesday 22:00 EDT
A low pressure trough extending across the country will trigger areas of rain, showers and storms from WA to the eastern seaboard. Another trough and front will move over SA, producing showers and storms in the west. Cool onshore winds may bring showers along the WA coast.
Thursday 22:00 EDT
A low pressure trough and cold front will impact the southeast, causing showers and thunderstorms for TAS, VIC and NSW. A large high is building in the south, bringing a sunny and settled days for southern parts of WA and for a majority of SA.
Friday 22:00 EDT
A deep low pressure trough will generate showers and storms over WA, the NT and QLD. Brisk winds in the wake of a cold front will trigger showers over TAS, southern VIC and southern NSW. Heat may be pushed towards the WA's western coast.
Saturday 22:00 EDT
A deepening trough should generate showers and thunderstorms over WA, the NT and QLD. Moist onshore winds along the QLD coast will bring showers and increase humidity. A high pressure system in the southeast looks to bring a sunny day for SA, VIC and much of NSW.
Sunday 22:00 EDT
A low pressure trough over QLD and the NT should trigger showers and storms, heaviest along the ranges. Warm winds look to move over southern parts of WA ahead of a deepening low pressure trough. A high pressure system will bring sunny and settled conditions for SA, VIC and TAS.
Top End residents are unlikely to be relieved of the oppressive hot and humid build up conditions until Christmas, because the rain-bringing La Niña weather pattern is unlikely to eventuate in coming months, the Bureau of Meteorology has warned.
An international tourist has died and a woman has been injured after being hit by lightning while camping at Mt Warning, on the NSW north coast, police say.
The opening week of summer has been a hot and thundery mix in New South Wales and there is more to come.