Australian Chart Summary

Thursday - Latest

A monsoon low is generating flooding rain and storms in north QLD and eastern NT. Troughs are causing the odd storm elsewhere in the NT, northern WA, central QLD and northeast NSW, while drawing extreme heat across western NSW, VIC, SA and southern WA.

Thursday 22:00 EDT

A low pressure trough will draw significant heat into the southeast, whilst generating rain and storms in SA. A monsoon-like trough and onshore winds will continue triggering rain and storm across the NT and tropical QLD. Settled conditions over NSW, VIC and TAS due to a high.

Friday 22:00 EDT

A trough and cold front across the south will draw in heat ahead of it into southeast Australia, whilst generating rain and storms in SA, and western VIC and TAS. A monsoon-like trough and onshore winds will continue triggering rain and storm across the NT and tropical QLD.

Saturday 22:00 EDT

A trough and front over the southeast will draw significant heat into the east, and should bring showers and cool, gusty winds into SA, VIC and TAS. A monsoon-like trough and onshore winds will continue triggering rain and storm across the NT and tropical QLD.

Sunday 22:00 EDT

A trough and cold front in the southeast look to bring some showers and gusty cool SW'ly winds. Troughs will generate areas of showers and storms across northern WA, the NT, QLD and NSW, whilst also drawing hot air into the east. High pressure will build in the south.

Monday 22:00 EDT

A series of troughs over western, northern and eastern parts of Australia will generate showers and storms, whilst channeling heat towards to coasts. A low may enhance rainfall in eastern NSW. A high will direct cooling winds and showers over southern parts of the nation.

Tuesday 22:00 EDT

Troughs over northern and eastern Australia will generate rain and storms, with heavy falls possible over the Top End, southern QLD and northeast NSW. A trough in the west will draw hot air over WA's west coast. Cooling winds should direct a few coastal showers over VIC and SA.

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