Hello from the Bureau, back with your weather
update for the week. Over the last few days we’ve seen a cold front
move through southern Australia dropping temperatures well below average. A high-pressure system
behind it has slowly been making its way into the Bight and begins to dominate our weather
and a cloudband has been developing through WA due to an upper trough.
For the rest of today that cloudband is expected to bring rain and thunderstorms to parts of
WA and into SA. Tasmania will see a low pull away with some showers continuing, mainly
for the west and south coast. Further north a dip in the easterly winds will bring heavy
rainfall to the North Tropical Coast of Qld. That rainfall is likely to continue into Monday
before easing so keep an eye out for severe weather and flood warnings that may be issued.
For Monday a southerly surge will push up the NSW coast and bring showers through the
coastal areas while the cloudband continues over SA and may bring rainfall through central
parts, that rainfall is unlikely to extend to the southeast of the state.
From Tuesday a surge in easterly winds from the high-pressure system will push showers
and thunderstorms through the Gulf of Carpentaria and into eastern Arnhem in the NT.
This surge will continue to push further west on Wednesday through the Top End. The upper
trough will move into NSW enhancing shower and thunderstorm activity as a surface trough
deepens. The rainfall may fall north of Victoria so a bit of a dry week for the southeast.
For the rest of the week the onshore flow may allow for showers to continue along the
coast areas of NSW and Qld, while easterly winds dominate the tropics and confine activity
to the far north. Meanwhile the rest of the country continues to be suppressed by the
ridge of high pressure. Keep up to date with the forecast through
the week and we’ll see you again next Sunday.