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Australian Chart Summary

Tuesday - Latest

A trough is generating hot, dry, gusty northerly winds in SA and the NT and western parts of QLD, NSW and VIC, raising fire danger. The trough is also bringing a cooler change but only the odd thundery shower to SA. Cool southerlies on the east coast are bringing light showers.

Wednesday 22:00 EDT

A high over the Tasman will continue to direct isolated showers over the QLD coast. A trough will direct very warm to hot air over TAS, VIC and NSW, while causing a showers and storms. A trough over WA will also cause a few storms while drawing heat into the state's south.

Thursday 22:00 EDT

A low pressure trough in the west will filtering heat over eastern WA and SA, while causing a few storms in WA. Another trough will direct very warm air into VIC and NSW, while causing thundery showers. A high will direct isolated showers over TAS and the QLD coast.

Friday 22:00 EDT

A trough in the west will filter heat into eastern WA, the interior and SA, while causing a few thundery showers. Another trough will drag very warm air into VIC and NSW, while producing some thundery showers. Low pressure will lead to the odd shower and storm in the tropics.

Saturday 22:00 EDT

Multiple troughs will filter heat over much of the continent, particularly central Australia, SA, western NSW and western QLD. These troughs will also produce thundery showers in southern WA, VIC, NSW and southern QLD. Low pressure will cause a few storms in the tropics.

Sunday 22:00 EDT

A broad trough will filter very hot air over eastern SA, VIC, western NSW and western QLD, while producing showers and thunderstorms. A weak low will cause a few showers in TAS. A high will keep the west dry, apart from some light showers along the southern coast.

Monday 22:00 EDT

A deep low pressure trough stretching from the northwest to NSW will produce showers and thunderstorms as it draws heat towards the north and east. A cold front will cross the southeast, bringing showers and a cool change as a high in the southwest leads to mostly dry conditions.

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Western NSW feeling the heat

17:37 EDT Much of western New South Wales has begun a heat wave, reaching at least five degrees above average for at least five days, averaging a maximum of 35 degrees or more.

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