With a general northwest to westerly flow returning following that persistent block over in the Tasman Sea holding up high pressure in the Bight leading to those below average southerly cold winds moving through much of the country, temperatures are set to flip, many inland areas should lose the frosty mornings and day times are likely to become above average.

This is a direct result of the elevated SSTs around the country and will only see this strengthen further over northern Australia as we move throughout the remainder of Winter and into Spring, with the sun returning to a higher elevation over us.

Temperature Anomalies - Next 2 Weeks.

Noting that the blue shadings are being overwhelmed by the red shadings and this will begin to increase in frequency and coverage as we move through the remainder of Winter.


Temperature Anomalies Next Week

A warmup is expected from the weekend and increasing next week as a result of the elevated SSTs offshore NW Australia is filtering through ahead of cold fronts slipping to the southeast. A warm northwesterly flow will start to distribute this warmer signal into the eastern inland later next week, but it is hard to determine how warm it will get, as moisture looks to be sufficient for large scale cloud bands to form on the northern flank of the fronts as they pass southeast of SA and VIC. This may suppress temperatures.

Temperature Anomalies Following Week

The warmer bias is still expected to graduate northwards as a long wave trough starts to move through southern and western parts of the country. The clash zone between the colder air surging north and the warmer air increasing over interior regions will be an area to watch as the jet stream is likely to intersect this zone and with moisture increasing over the Indian Ocean, there will be a higher chance of rainfall building through the forecast period.

More coming up on this later today.