Australian Chart Summary

Friday - Latest

A monsoon trough and developing low over the northeast tropics is triggering showers and storms. Troughs over parts of QLD and WA are generating showers and storms. A cold front crossing the southeast is bringing showers. High pressure is keeping central parts mostly clear.

Saturday 22:00 EDT

A tropical low should deepen, causing showers and storms to increase further about the Gulf. A trough in the east will gain moisture to scatter showers and storms across QLD and northern NSW and become heavy in QLD. A trough in the west will generate storms in WA's west.

Sunday 22:00 EDT

A tropical low should continue to deepen, causing showers, storms and wind to increase about the Gulf. A trough in the east will use moisture to scatter heavy showers and storms across QLD and northern inland NSW. A trough in the west will generate showers and storms across WA.

Monday 22:00 EDT

A tropical low should continue to deepen, causing intense rain, storms and wind about the Gulf. A trough in the east will cause showers and storms across QLD, NSW, VIC and possibly TAS, some heavy. A trough in the west should weaken but still cause showers and storms in WA.

Tuesday 22:00 EDT

A tropical low should generate intense rain, storms and wind over parts of the NT. Troughs should cause showers and storms across WA, QLD, NSW, VIC and possibly TAS, some heavy. A front will send a gusty cooler but mainly dry change across the far south of the country.

Wednesday 22:00 EDT

A tropical low should take intense rain, storms and wind more towards the NT. Troughs should linger, causing showers and storms across QLD and NSW, some heavy. A front will cool VIC and TAS further, and bring showers to TAS, while a high clears WA and SA.

Thursday 22:00 EDT

A tropical low and the monsoon trough should generate areas of rain and storms over the northern tropics. A trough and mist onshore winds in the east will produce showers and storms over parts of QLD and NSW. A cold front should clip TAS and southern VIC, causing patchy rain.

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Tropical Cyclone Esther likely to form this weekend

21:14 AEDT A tropical cyclone is likely to form over the Gulf of Carpentaria this weekend before gaining strength and approaching the coast.

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