Australian Chart Summary

Thursday - Latest

Troughs are generating heavy showers and storms over eastern QLD, the tropics, the desert and Nullarbor and patchy light rain in SA and VIC. The troughs are also maintaining heat over central Australia. Weak highs are keeping much of western WA, TAS, eastern VIC and NSW dry.

Thursday 22:00 EDT

A series of troughs with embedded lows over WA, SA, NT and QLD will generate showers and thunderstorms. Onshore winds will push showers over the QLD and northeastern NSW coasts. The interior will be hot with a heat trough causing scattered showers/storms.

Friday 22:00 EDT

Low pressure troughs will generate heavy showers and storms in QLD, the Top End and TAS, leading to flooding in eastern and northern QLD. The troughs will also cause a few showers and storms in each other state and maintain heat over the interior. A front will cool southern WA.

Saturday 22:00 EDT

Troughs will generate heavy showers and storms in QLD, the Top End and TAS, leading to flooding in QLD. The troughs will also cause a few showers and storms in NSW, VIC and inland WA and maintain heat over the interior. A front will cool southern states with brisk winds.

Sunday 22:00 EDT

Troughs will generate showers and storms in northeastern NSW, QLD, the Top End, western WA and TAS, some heavy. The troughs will also maintain heat over the central and western interior. Fronts will cool southwest WA and NSW with brisk winds and showers. A high will clear SA.

Monday 22:00 EDT

A trough will confine showers and storms in the east to QLD and also maintain storms across the tropics. A trough in the west will draw heat and storms to southern WA as a front cools the southwest. Wind will turn warmer northeasterly in SA while a high clears TAS, VIC and NSW.

Tuesday 22:00 EDT

A series of lows and troughs over QLD, the NT and WA will trigger showers and thunderstorms. A trough over SA will generate a few storms whilst pushing a hot airmass east ahead of it. Onshore will push showers across the QLD coast.

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Dry outlook as La Nina decays

11:37 AEDT The weak La Nina that briefly popped up in the last two months is already breaking down and its decline is being reflected in the rainfall outlook for autumn.

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