Australian Chart Summary
Sunday - Latest
A trough and upper cooler air over QLD is generating areas of rain in the east with thunderstorms in the north. A second broad trough is also generating thundery showers over western parts of the Top End, Kimberley and western WA.
Sunday 22:00 EDT
A low pressure trough will remain over inland QLD, bringing showers and storms with the potential for heavy falls. Another trough in the west will produce storms and push warm winds into western parts of SA. A high in the southeast will bring a dry day to most of VIC and TAS.
Monday 22:00 EDT
A trough in the west will bring showers and storms in WA, heaviest in the south. Hot northerly winds will push further into SA ahead of this system. A low pressure trough will trigger showers and storms for QLD and the NT. Moist onshore winds will trigger showers for coastal QLD.
Tuesday 22:00 EDT
Hot northwesterly winds will affect much of SA, VIC and NSW ahead of a low pressure trough, with thunderstorms and cool winds in its wake. A broad region of low pressure will produce showers and storms across northern parts of WA, the NT and northern QLD.
Wednesday 22:00 EDT
A complex low pressure looks to trigger showers and thunderstorms across most states, while directing hot northwesterly winds towards the NSW coast. Onshore winds should bring showers to VIC and TAS. A high is keeping southern parts of WA mostly dry.
Thursday 22:00 EDT
A complex low pressure trough could trigger showers and storms across the NT, QLD and NSW. Moist onshore winds along the QLD coast may cause showers. A building high in the south will bring a dry day to western parts of SA as well as southern and central parts of WA.
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