Australian Chart Summary

Monday - Latest

A trough and front is generating patchy rain over VIC and NSW, in addition to storms over southern and central NSW. A broad region of low pressure across QLD, the NT and northern WA is causing thundery showers. Onshore winds in the south are bringing the odd shower to TAS.

Tuesday 22:00 EDT

A broad region of low pressure across the north and west will trigger showers and storms, heaviest in the tropics. Onshore winds will bring a few showers to NSW, southern VIC and western TAS. Cyclone Oma will move closer to the QLD coast. A high will bring a settled day over SA.

Wednesday 22:00 EDT

A broad region of low pressure will generate a few storms, heaviest in the tropics. Onshore winds will produce showers over NSW, southern VIC and TAS. Tropical Cyclone Oma will move closer to the QLD coast, causing waves to increase. A high will bring a settled day over SA.

Thursday 22:00 EDT

Tropical Cyclone Oma may trigger gusty winds and large seas. A broad low pressure trough could also generate showers and storms, heaviest in the northwest. Onshore winds along the coast should bring showers to the east. A high is leading to a sunny day for the south.

Friday 22:00 EDT

Tropical Cyclone Oma should begin to move away, allowing gusty winds and seas to ease. A broad low pressure trough could also generate showers and storms. Onshore winds along the coast should bring showers to the east. A high is leading to a sunny day for VIC and TAS.

Saturday 22:00 EDT

A trough in the north and east could trigger heavy showers and storms in QLD. Another trough in the west may bring a few showers and the odd storm. Southerly winds should bring a few showers to eastern parts of NSW and QLD. A high is bringing a sunny day for SA, VIC and TAS.

Sunday 22:00 EDT

A broad region of low pressure across the NT and northern QLD could produce showers and storms. Another trough in the west may also generate storms. Onshore winds along the QLD coast should cause a few light showers. A large high in the southeast looks to bring a sunny day.

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