Australian Chart Summary
Wednesday - Latest
A low pressure trough is steering hot air southward and eastward while also triggering showers and thunderstorms over SA and WA. A second trough is also producing potentially severe thunderstorms over northern NSW and southern QLD.
Thursday 22:00 EDT
A low pressure trough and cold front will move over NSW triggering gusty winds, showers and storms. Brisk showery onshore winds will move over VIC and TAS in the wake of this front. A low pressure trough extending from QLD to WA will produce showers and thunderstorms.
Friday 22:00 EDT
A broad region of low pressure extends from WA to QLD, generating showers and thunderstorms. A large high pressure system in the south will bring a sunny and settled day to much of SA and NSW. Onshore winds look to bring a few showers to TAS and southern VIC.
Saturday 22:00 EDT
A deepening low pressure trough will trigger showers and storms from WA's north to inland QLD. Moist onshore winds will produce showers, heavy at times along the QLD coast. Warmer air will be drawn south ahead of a trough over WA. A high brings a sunny day to SA, VIC and NSW.
Sunday 22:00 EDT
A large high pressure system in the southeast looks to bring a sunny and settled day in SA, VIC, TAS and western QLD. A low pressure trough over inland QLD, the NT and western parts of WA may trigger showers and storms, while pushing hot northwesterly winds towards SA.
Monday 22:00 EDT
Moist onshore winds along the QLD coast may trigger showers, while a low pressure trough inland could produce thunderstorms, extending into the NT. Another trough in the west should produce showers and storms to southern parts of WA, while pushing warm winds into VIC.
Parts of Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia could be lashed by storms and damaging winds on Thursday as a cold front sweeps across Australia's southeast.
It is storm season in Australia and, while being struck by lightning is considered a rare occurrence, there are several steps people can take to keep safe.
Storm-weary parts of southeast Queensland and northeast New South Wales are preparing for another bout of wild weather today.