Australian Chart Summary
Friday - Latest
A broad trough over QLD and the NT is producing thunderstorms, some severe. Another trough over WA is triggering storms, severe in the south. Higher pressure over SA, VIC and most of NSW is bringing a stable day. Brisk winds are causing showers over western TAS.
Saturday 22:00 EDT
A trough over QLD will generate isolated showers and thunderstorms, while NSW should see showers lacking lightning. A second trough over WA is likely to generate isolated thundery showers inland and south. A broad trough will produce isolated thundery showers over the far north.
Sunday 22:00 EDT
A trough over QLD will deepen triggering afternoon heavy showers and thunderstorms. A broad trough over SA will filter warmth south before generating isolated thundery showers. A broad region of low pressure over the tropical north will produce thundery showers.
Monday 22:00 EDT
A broad trough will draw warmth over the southeast, followed by thundery showers over SA and VIC, with showers in TAS. A second trough will generate heavy showers and thunderstorms over QLD and northern NSW. Low pressure over the far north will maintain thundery showers.
Tuesday 22:00 EDT
Troughs are expected merge to generate widespread heavy showers and thunderstorms over QLD and northern NSW. A front should impact TAS and VIC triggering isolated showers. A broad trough over northern Australia is expected to continue generating showers and thunderstorms.
Wednesday 22:00 EDT
A southerly change should move up the NSW coast bringing cooler conditions. A trough over QLD is expected to generate showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. A separate trough over northern WA and the NT has the potential to generate heavy showers and thunderstorms.
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One of Australia's most renowned pipe and drum bands will end an ambitious tour this weekend with a renewed understanding of how rural Queenslanders are dealing with drought.