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Australian Chart Summary

Saturday - Latest

A trough over SA is triggering the odd thunderstorm and light shower. Another trough is causing the a few showers and storms over northeast NSW and southeast QLD. A high and pool of cold air are causing a cold night over the nation's southeast.

Saturday 22:00 EST

A high pressure ridge will steer moist winds onshore producing showers over the QLD and NSW coasts. Northwesterly winds ahead of a front will steer a hot airmass over southwestern parts of WA. A moist southwesterly flow will trigger light showers about western TAS.

Sunday 22:00 EST

A front and trough will produce gusty winds and heavy showers about southwestern parts of WA. A high pressure ridge will direct moist onshore winds to feed into an inland trough triggering thundery showers.

Monday 22:00 EST

A trough and embedded low pressure system will move over southern WA producing heavy showers. A strong high pressure ridge will feed moist onshore winds into a weak inland trough producing showers over QLD. A high will keep the southeast mostly clear and dry.

Tuesday 22:00 EST

A trough and embedded low will move over western parts of SA triggering showers, leaving an unstable southerly flow in it's wake. A ridge should steer moist southeasterly winds over QLD to produce isolated light showers. A ridge should keep southeastern parts mostly dry.

Wednesday 22:00 EST

A trough and low should continue to move east over central parts of SA triggering heavy showers and the odd thunderstorm. Moist onshore winds steered by a high pressure ridge should generate showers over eastern parts of QLD.

Thursday 22:00 EST

A trough and low should move over far western parts of NSW continuing to generate heavy showers and thunderstorms. A moist southerly component flow moving over TAS, VIC and eastern QLD will also trigger showers. A high should keep much of the west generally dry.

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