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Australian Chart Summary

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A broad trough is generating thunderstorms and showers across inland and northern parts of WA, throughout the NT and in far west QLD, and rain with a few storms in NSW. A high is bringing settled and mild conditions for SA and VIC, whilst a front brings a few showers to TAS.

Saturday 22:00 EDT

Low pressure troughs will maintain heat over much of the interior. The troughs will also trigger showers and storms about the NSW ranges and the northern tropics but just the odd thundery shower over the interior. Fronts will cool TAS and far southwest WA.

Sunday 22:00 EDT

An intense low and front will bring strong, cool winds and showers to southwest WA. Troughs will dip south, taking hot winds across eastern WA, SA, northwestern VIC, western NSW and western QLD. Troughs will cause showers and storms about the NSW ranges and northern tropics.

Monday 22:00 EDT

Troughs will draw hot winds across central Australia, SA, VIC, western NSW and western QLD. The troughs will cause showers and storms about the VIC and NSW ranges and from western SA to the northwest tropics. An intense low will weaken, causing showery winds to ease in WA.

Tuesday 22:00 EDT

Troughs will merge, focussing hot winds, showers and storms winds in SA, TAS, VIC, NSW and western QLD and maintain hot thundery weather in the northwest tropics. A front will help to bring a gusty cooler change to SA and later TAS and VIC. A high will clear most of southern WA.

Wednesday 22:00 EDT

A trough will take hot winds and cause a few showers and storms across NSW and western QLD. A front will cool much of southeastern Australia with help from a few showers in southern parts. A high will clear WA. A trough in the northwest will cause storms in the area.

Thursday 22:00 EDT

A high should clear much of southeastern Australia and keep southern WA dry. Troughs will generate hot and thundery weather in northern NSW, western QLD, the NT and northern WA. Hot, dry easterly winds should develop in western WA.

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