Australian Chart Summary

Thursday - Latest

Troughs are triggering scattered thunderstorms across western WA and the northern tropics and central and eastern QLD. A high is clearing NSW, VIC, SA and southern VIC. A cold front approaching TAS is introducing patchy rain.

Friday 22:00 EDT

A tropical low should form over Gulf of Carpentaria, causing showers and storms to increase in north QLD and the Top End. Troughs will generate showers and storms in parts of WA and central and southeast QLD. A front will cool the south QLD and NSW coasts with help from showers.

Saturday 22:00 EDT

A tropical low should deepen, causing showers and storms to increase further about the Gulf. A trough in the east will gain moisture to scatter showers and storms across QLD and northern NSW and become heavy in QLD. A trough in the west will generate storms in WA's west.

Sunday 22:00 EDT

A tropical low should continue to deepen, causing showers, storms and wind to increase about the Gulf. A trough in the east will use moisture to scatter heavy showers and storms across QLD and northern inland NSW. A trough in the west will generate showers and storms across WA.

Monday 22:00 EDT

A tropical low should continue to deepen, causing intense rain, storms and wind about the Gulf. A trough in the east will cause showers and storms across QLD, NSW, VIC and possibly TAS, some heavy. A trough in the west should weaken but still cause showers and storms in WA.

Tuesday 22:00 EDT

A tropical low should generate intense rain, storms and wind about the Gulf. Troughs should weaken but still cause showers and storms across WA, QLD, NSW, VIC and possibly TAS, some heavy. A front will send a gusty cooler but mainly dry change across the far south of the country.

Wednesday 22:00 EDT

A tropical low should take intense rain, storms and wind more towards the NT. Troughs should linger, causing showers and storms across QLD and NSW, some heavy. A front will cool VIC, TAS and SA further and bring showers to TAS, southern VIC and southern SA while a high clears WA.

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Tropical cyclone risk increasing for Gulf of Carpentaria

11:26 AEDT Communities surrounding the Gulf of Carpentaria should prepare for the development of a tropical cyclone this weekend or early next week.

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