Australian Chart Summary

Thursday - Latest

A cold front moving across the south is bringing gusty winds to parts of SA as well as the odd shower in the south. Gusty and unstable winds ahead of the front are bringing showers to southern VIC and TAS. A low pressure trough is directing heat over the southeast.

Thursday 22:00 EDT

A low pressure trough extending from the northwest to southeast of Australia should maintain heat as well as trigger scattered showers and storms. A cold front crossing TAS will bring showers and gusty winds. A high will keep elsewhere dry and settled.

Friday 22:00 EDT

A broad trough stretching from Australia's west across the NT, QLD and into NSW will maintain heat on its northern flank, whilst triggering scattered showers and storms, some intense. High pressure should keep much of southern Australia dry and settled.

Saturday 22:00 EDT

A broad trough extending WA and through QLD and into northeastern parts of NSW will maintain heat, whilst producing showers and storms, some intense. A front in the southeast should cause patchy rain and gusty winds over TAS and southern VIC. Mostly settled elsewhere.

Sunday 22:00 EDT

A broad low pressure trough extending from the tropics to southern WA should produce rain and storms, locally intense. Another trough extending from the Top End through QLD and into NSW will trigger showers and storms. High pressure in the southeast should allow heat to build.

Monday 22:00 EDT

A series of troughs across the country should generate rain and scattered thunderstorms, heaviest over the western interior, the Top End and central-east of NSW. Hot air will be directed over QLD's Southeast. A cold front shall approach TAS, introducing showers later.

Tuesday 22:00 EDT

A broad trough extending from WA's north, across the NT and QLD down into northeast NSW should bring area of scattered showers and thunderstorms. Heat should move ahead of the trough into southeast QLD. A front may bring gusty showers to TAS and southern VIC.

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