Australian Chart Summary
Monday - Latest
A trough over the tropics is bringing showers and storms, heavy and gusty with a low in the Gulf of Carpentaria. Troughs in the west and east are generating showers and storms, with gusty showers in a cold front in the southwest. A low is generating cool showers over VIC and TAS.
Monday 22:00 EDT
A potentially tropical cyclone and deepening monsoon trough will continue to generate heavy rain, storms and strong winds over the tropics. A trough over western parts of WA will cause a few showers and storms. Onshore winds will drive showers over TAS.
Tuesday 22:00 EDT
A potential cyclone and deepening monsoon trough will continue to generate heavy showers and squally storms over northern QLD and northeastern NT. Onshore winds around a high will drive showers over QLD and northern NSW. A trough will cross southern WA causing showers and storms.
Wednesday 22:00 EDT
A tropical low and monsoon trough will continue to trigger heavy showers and squally storms over the Top End and northern QLD. Moist onshore winds around a high will drive showers over eastern QLD. A ridge of high pressure will keep elsewhere mostly dry.
Thursday 22:00 EDT
A monsoon trough and embedded tropical low will cause showers and storms across the Top End and northern QLD. Unstable onshore winds will cause heavy showers over eastern QLD. A broad high pressure system will keep elsewhere mostly dry.
Friday 22:00 EDT
A monsoon trough will continue to bring heavy showers and storm to the tropics. A trough over NSW will cause showers and a few storms. A broad high pressure system in the Bight will keep elsewhere mostly dry.
Severe thunderstorms that ravaged the Hunter region and the Central Coast of New South Wales are over, the Bureau of Meteorology says, but Ausgrid and SES volunteers are still working to repair the damage.
More than 12,000 insurance claims have already been lodged with damages at an estimated $31 million following the .
Southern parts of the Gulf of Carpentaria have been lashed with heavy rain and gusty winds as a tropical low makes its presence felt.