Australian Chart Summary

Saturday - Latest

A front and trough over the southwest is causing the odd shower and storm. A high pressure system and very dry air is leading to a cold morning for much of the southeast with widespread frost. Dry and mild over most of the tropics with a ridge and southeasterly winds.

Saturday 22:00 EST

A cold front in the south may bring gusty showers to southeastern SA, VIC and TAS. Another low and front in the southwest could cause a few showers for WA. Onshore winds in the east could cause the odd shower for parts of QLD.

Sunday 22:00 EST

A low and associated trough in the southwest should bring the odd shower to WA. A cold front in the southeast should bring showers to VIC, TAS, NSW and eastern SA. Patchy showers for QLD coast in onshore winds. An area of high pressure should keep the interior clear and dry.

Monday 22:00 EST

A front and trough in the south could bring gusty showers to southeastern SA, VIC and TAS. A low and associated trough in the west may trigger a few showers for southwestern WA. Onshore winds in the east could generate a few coastal showers for QLD.

Tuesday 22:00 EST

A low, front and trough in the south could bring gusty showers to southeastern and southwestern Australia. Onshore winds in the east could generate a few coastal showers for QLD. A high should keep elsewhere generally clear and dry.

Wednesday 22:00 EST

A pair of troughs and brisk westerly winds shall cause showers over the southwestern and the southeast. A broad area of high pressure will keep central parts dry and mostly sunny, leading to a mild/warm day. Onshore winds will trigger the odd coastal shower over northern QLD.

Thursday 22:00 EST

Frontal systems look to bring cool brisk winds and showers over southwest WA and parts of SA, VIC and TAS. A broad high pressure system will direct milder air over NSW, with mostly sunny skies and light winds. Onshore winds will direct a few showers over northern QLD.

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