Australian Chart Summary

Wednesday - Latest

A trough and front crossing SA and the NT is triggering storms & showers, some severe, while hot and dry winds are drawn ahead of it. Another trough is leading to gusty showers over southwest WA. A weakening trough over QLD is bringing easing of showers/storms.

Wednesday 22:00 EDT

A trough & cold air will cross WA's south, causing showers, storms & small hail in the area. A trough will maintain heat, showers & storms in Australia's northwest WA & centre & draw warm winds & storms into SA & western VIC. A weakening trough should cause the odd storm in QLD.

Thursday 22:00 EDT

Troughs will maintain heat, showers & storms from the northwest tropics to central Australia. The troughs will also bring warm winds, showers & storms to SA, western VIC, western NSW & western QLD. A low & front should bring brisk winds & showers to southern WA, SA, & TAS.

Friday 22:00 EDT

Troughs will merge, generating widespread showers & storms in the northwest tropics, the NT, western QLD, NSW, VIC & TAS, some intense. A low should intensify, causing strong winds & heavy showers in the far southeast, mainly TAS. A high will clear much of WA.

Saturday 22:00 EDT

Troughs will take heat & the most intense storms to QLD, the NT & northern WA. A low & front should bring brisk winds, showers, small hail & possibly highland snow in southern NSW, VIC & TAS. A high should cause wind to ease & showers to clear in SA & keep southern WA dry.

Sunday 22:00 EDT

Troughs will generate storms in northern WA, the NT & QLD, mainly in the tropics. A trough will dip south in WA, drawing warmer winds with it. A front will run up the east coast, bringing a burst of wind & showers. A high will lead to a chilly morning & dry day in SA, TAS & VIC.

Monday 22:00 EDT

A trough in WA will edge east, causing showers & storms in the state's east as a front cools the west. A trough in the north will generate storms in the NT & western QLD. Fresh southeast winds on the QLD coast will bring showers, A high will keep much of NSW, VIC, TAS & SA dry.

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