Australian Chart Summary

Wednesday - Latest

A front in the south is generating a few showers and patchy rain for southern SA, VIC and TAS. Patchy showers over southwest WA are lingering in the wake of a front. Skies are generally clear elsewhere under a ridge of high pressure.

Thursday 22:00 EST

A front will bring very strong winds, showers and a colder change to southwest WA. Troughs will generate hot air across central Australia and warm winds across SA, TAS, VIC, NSW and western QLD and the odd storm in QLD. A front will bring a weak cool change to SA, TAS and VIC.

Friday 22:00 EST

A trough in the east will gain moisture, causing a few potentially severe storms in southeast QLD and far northeast NSW. Northerly winds will maintain heat in central Australia and warmth in the southeast. A front will bring another bout of strong, showery winds to southwest WA.

Saturday 22:00 EST

Northerly winds ahead of a trough will become hot dry, gusty and dusty across central Australia, inland QLD and NSW, raising fire danger. The trough then front will send strong winds, showers and a cool change across southern NSW VIC, TAS and SA. A high will temporarily clear WA.

Sunday 22:00 EST

Troughs will maintain dry heat over northern Australia and much of the interior. A trough in the east will weaken but still cause the odd shower about the NSW ranges. Fronts will bring colder, showery winds to southern NSW, VIC, TAS and western WA while a weak high clears SA.

Monday 22:00 EST

Troughs will maintain heat over northern Australia and much of the interior. Troughs will also cause the odd thundery shower in the NT, patchy rain in southern QLD and NSW and gusty winds in SA. Fronts and lows will bring cold winds, showers and the odd storm to TAS and WA.

Tuesday 22:00 EST

Troughs will maintain heat over northern Australia and much of the interior. Troughs will also cause the odd thundery shower in the NT and patchy rain and gusty winds in eastern Australia. A front and low should take cold winds, showers and the odd storm across southern WA.

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