Australian Chart Summary

Thursday - Latest

A trough stretching from WA across SA and south to TAS is triggering showers and thunderstorms with hot winds pushing into NSW. A broad region of low pressure in the west and north is also causing thunderstorms. Onshore wind are keeping much of the eastern seaboard cooler.

Friday 22:00 EDT

A trough is likely to deepen in the east, causing hot winds to become gusty in western QLD, NSW, and also cause thundery showers over the interior. A front should bring a cooler change and showers to TAS and VIC. A trough over the tropics should trigger thundery showers.

Saturday 22:00 EDT

A trough over northern WA, the NT, western QLD and NSW may maintain heat and bring showers and thunderstorms. A broad area of low pressure and trough should bring showers and storms to the tropics. High pressure over southern WA and TAS will keep skies mostly clear.

Sunday 22:00 EDT

Troughs over WA, the NT should trigger showers and possible storms. A trough over NSW and the interior may generate showers and storms, and heat for inland QLD. Onshore winds along the QLD and NSW coast will bring showers. A trough over the tropics may produce thundery showers.

Monday 22:00 EDT

A broad region of low pressure over WA, the Top End and northern QLD should bring showers and storms. Onshore winds should bring showers to the QLD and NSW coasts. A trough in the east should cause showers and possible storms in NSW. Highs will be keeping much of TAS and SA dry.

Tuesday 22:00 EDT

A region of low pressure over the tropics should produce thundery showers. A trough over inland WA, SA, NSW and VIC should bring hot conditions and cause showers and possible thunderstorms. Onshore winds should bring showers to the northern QLD coast.

Wednesday 22:00 EDT

Troughs in the norrth and east should bring thunderstorms to northern WA, the NT, SA, NSW, VIC and TAS, where a low pressure system could bring heavy showers in the southeast. High pressure ridges should direct strong winds along the Qld and southwestern WA coasts.

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