A trough broad trough extending from the northwest to southeast is causing storms to develop over the WA interior, central Australia and light rain areas and storms over eastern VIC and southern NSW. High pressure ridges are keeping the northeast and southwest mostly dry.
Mon 15:49 EDT Perth is heating up and is about to swelter through at least five days of 35-degree heat, and it is only early summer.
Mon 10:34 EDT Thunderstorms have been few and far between in Australia's east over the past two weeks, but a trough is approaching and is set to linger for a week of lightning.
Sun 17:08 EDT A high pressure ridge cleared skies and a cool air mass created the perfect conditions for temperatures to drop well below the monthly average in parts of New South Wales.