Australian Chart Summary

Wednesday - Latest

A cold front is clipping SA, VIC and TAS, bringing cold, showery winds. A high pressure ridge extends over the rest of SA and into NSW and the NT, keeping skies clear. A trough is sitting over WA, whilst another lingers over the east; neither is causing much rain yet.

Thursday 22:00 EST

A high will clear skies over VIC, SA, and NSW, even as cool-to-cold winds bring the odd shower to the coasts. A series of troughs over WA will keep drawing in moisture from the tropics and generating light rain. Dry and mild southeasterly winds will freshen over NT.

Friday 22:00 EST

Cold southerly winds will continue along the eastern seaboard, delivering a few showers, whilst westerly winds do the same for VIC and TAS. Troughs over WA will spread rain further east, while a high pressure ridge leads from a cold morning to a sunny day in SA and the interior.

Saturday 22:00 EST

A high should cause winds to ease over the NSW and QLD coasts after bringing a cold, frosty morning inland. A front should clip southern VIC and TAS, bringing a fresh burst of showers. Easterly winds will freshen over inland WA and NT as a trough brings a shower to the southwest.

Sunday 22:00 EST

Cold, southerly winds should continue across coastal NSW and southeast QLD, bringing frequent, light showers. A trough may develop further over WA, generating areas of rain. A high pressure ridge should clear skies across SA, VIC and TAS, leading to a sunny day but a cool night.

Monday 22:00 EST

A trough may trigger showers over NSW and parts of QLD as onshore winds bring isolated showers to the coasts. A high should keep the rest of the southeast mostly sunny after a cool and frosty morning. Troughs over WA may spread rainfall toward SA.

Tuesday 22:00 EST

A trough over QLD and NSW may cause showers, especially on the ranges and coasts. A high pressure ridge should keep skies clear over VIC and eastern SA, while a cold front delivers some more blustery showers to TAS. A trough over WA may generate spreading rainfall.

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