Australian Chart Summary

Thursday - Latest

A broad region of low pressure across QLD, the NT and WA is triggering showers and thunderstorms. A trough is generating a few showers over eastern NSW. A high is bringing settled conditions to the south. Tropical Cyclone Oma is situated in the eastern Coral Sea.

Friday 22:00 EDT

Tropical Cyclone Oma should move closer to the south QLD and northern NSW coast, causing increased winds and waves to become larger. Troughs will generate showers and storms in northern Australia. Onshore winds will bring showers to the NSW coast.

Saturday 22:00 EDT

Tropical Cyclone Oma should maintain large waves the south QLD and northern NSW coasts. Troughs will generate showers and storms in northern and western Australia. Brisk winds and showers for the NSW coast. A high will bring a mostly sunny day to VIC, SA and TAS.

Sunday 22:00 EDT

A broad region of low pressure across the tropics will produce showers and storms, heaviest about Top End. A trough in the west will trigger the odd storm over WA. Onshore winds will bring a few showers to the NSW and Qld coasts.

Monday 22:00 EDT

A broad region of low pressure over the tropics will generate areas of rain and storms, heaviest over the Top End and western QLD. Onshore winds will direct showers over parts of the east coast. Heat will be direct south by a trough. A high should keep VIC, TAS and SA settled.

Tuesday 22:00 EDT

A broad region of low pressure over the tropics will continue ot bring showers and storms to the tropics. A trough in the west may bring storms to inland WA. Onshore winds could trigger showers for the east coast of Australia. A front will bring increased ind and rain to TAS.

Wednesday 22:00 EDT

A broad region of low pressure in the north and west will generate showers and storms, mainly over the Top End. A very warm airmass will be maintained over the interior. Onshore winds will drive showers across the eastern seaboard. High pressure should keep TAS settled.

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