Australian Chart Summary

Friday - Latest

Troughs over WA, the Top End and QLD is causing showers and storms, whilst dragging hot air towards the coasts. A cold front crossing the southeast generating patchy rain. Smoke from bushfires is reducing air quality over eastern NSW. A cool southerly is moving up the NSW coast.

Saturday 22:00 EDT

A trough will continue to trigger a few showers and storms across WA, the NT and QLD, while maintaining a hot airmass in the west. Onshore winds will bring showers to southern VIC and TAS. High pressure is leading to a sunny and settled day over central and southern Australia.

Sunday 22:00 EDT

Heat will linger across central and eastern parts of WA, ahead of a low pressure trough. Onshore winds may produce a few showers over TAS and along the NSW coast. High pressure in the south will bring a sunny day across central Australia, SA and most of VIC.

Monday 22:00 EDT

A low pressure trough will begin to move into inland parts of SA, bringing warmer air east. Another trough over the NT and QLD will cause the odd thunderstorm. A cold front crossing TAS will produce showers and gusty winds. Cooler onshore winds is helping keep the SA cooler.

Tuesday 22:00 EDT

A broad trough could trigger a few showers and storms about the NT's Top End and across far southern WA. Onshore winds along the tropical QLD coast should produce a shower or two to the north. High pressure in the southeast may bring a warm and sunny day to SA and VIC.

Wednesday 22:00 EDT

A trough will begin to move east, bringing hot dry winds to SA, VIC, TAS and western NSW. Another trough over the NT and QLD could produce showers and storms. Onshore winds along the northern QLD coast may also generate showers. A high should begin to build across the southwest.

Thursday 22:00 EDT

A trough looks to deepen and could trigger showers and thunderstorms across WA, the NT, QLD and NSW. Hot dry winds ahead of this trough look to shift into eastern QLD and NSW. A front could cause a strong cool change in the southeast. A high should bring a sunny day across SA.

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Pre-summer heat challenging records in WA

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