Australian Chart Summary

Friday - Latest

A trough in the west and north is generating heat and storms in northern WA and the Top End. A low is bringing blustery winds and intense showers and storms to SA, inland VIC and western NSW. A ridge of high pressure over southern WA is directing heat towards the west coast.

Friday 22:00 EDT

Troughs will generate thunderstorms and showers in northern WA, SA, VIC, the ACT, NSW, QLD and the NT. Troughs will also draw hot winds across northern Australia and warm winds across southern QLD and northern NSW. A high will clear southern WA and western SA in brisk winds.

Saturday 22:00 EDT

Troughs and a front in the east will bring showers and thunderstorms to QLD and NSW. A trough in the north and west will maintain heat and thunderstorms in north QLD, the NT and northern WA. A trough and approaching front will bring showers to southwestern WA.

Sunday 22:00 EDT

Troughs in the east should bring further storms to southewast QLD with showers in eastern NSW. Troughs and a front in the west will lead to widespread showers as well as thunderstorms. A trough in the north should trigger showers and thunderstorms over the Kimberley.

Monday 22:00 EDT

Troughs in the west should trigger further showers and thunderstorms over WA, heaviest in the south. A trough in the east may bring the odd shower and storm to QLD and northeast NSW. Onshore winds should bring a few showers to the NSW coast. A high should keep VIC and TAS clear.

Tuesday 22:00 EDT

A trough stretching from northern WA into the NT & SA should generate showers and thunderstorms as well as direct warm winds across SA, western NSW & VIC. A trough in the north should trigger the odd shower & storm. Onshore winds in the east may bring showers to coastal NSW & QLD

Wednesday 22:00 EDT

A broad trough extending from WA across the NT, into QLD and NSW should direct warm winds across the east as well as generating a few showers and the odd storm in the north. A front clipping the southeast may bring showers and a few storms to VIC, TAS and southeast NSW.

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