Australian Chart Summary

Wednesday - Latest

A trough is drawing hot, dry gusty northerly winds across central Australia, western QLD, western NSW and VIC and warm winds into TAS. The trough is causing a few showers and storms in SA and the central and western interior. Highs are keeping much of WA, NSW and QLD dry.

Wednesday 11:00 EDT

A front in the south and a low pressure trough extending from northern WA to the southeast will produce showers and thunderstorms. Onshore winds along the QLD coast will bring isolated showers. A high pressure system in the southwest will bring mostly clear and dry conditions.

Thursday 11:00 EDT

A broad trough with embedded lows extending from WA, into the NT and across SA and NSW will generate showers and storms, whilst directing hot air across the east. Showers for TAS in the wake of a cold front. High pressure will keep much of QLD hot and dry.

Friday 11:00 EDT

A trough in WA should bring showers and storms, mainly western WA. Another trough stretching for the north to the southeast should bring showers and storms to NT and NSW. QLD coasts should see a few showers in moist onshore winds. Mostly dry conditions in SA with a high.

Sunday 11:00 EDT

A deep trough extending from WA into SA will trigger showers and thunderstorms with hot winds to the east. A trough over northeast NSW will combine with moist onshore winds to generate showers and storms. Onshore winds will push showers along the southern WA coast.

Monday 11:00 EDT

A low pressure system and associate troughs and fronts should bring windy showers and a few storms to southwestern WA and western SA. A trough in the north should bring showers and storms to NT. The southeast coast should see showers with a trough.

Tuesday 11:00 EDT

A cold front in the south should bring strong winds, showers and storms to SA and VIC. A trough stretching from the north down to southeast, ahead of the front, should bring showers and storms for NT, northern WA, SA and VIC. QLD should see clear conditions with a high.

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