Good morning, the weather is beginning to represent what June should be, cold starts and clearer days for the eastern and southeast inland with temperatures moving towards average after what was a very cold and dry burst of air that was sent through much of the nation. Even reaching the tropics.
This drier air has now given the nation a chance to reset, with the weather settled under high pressure for much of the country away from the west and far south.
It makes picking where the next rainfall events are coming from a lot easier with less contamination from weaker events coming through which has been a theme of 2021 and 2022 thus far.
So, let's take a look at the short-term weather issues and weather systems of interest.
Tuesday 14th June 2022
Low pressure system approaching SA today will bring a burst of showers and maybe some thunder for coastal areas of the state with a few moderate falls possible over coastal and hills regions but the rainfall patchier and lighter the further north you go. The rainfall gradient is very tight. After a frost over the southeast and eastern inland this morning, the weather looks dry and in fact dry most elsewhere. Maybe a stray shower developing over the SWLD but overall, much calmer through the region today compared to yesterday.
Wednesday 15th June 2022
The remains of the low-pressure system that brings the showery burst to SA will be over VIC with some light to moderate rainfall continuing but the bulk of the nation away from the southeast is dry with warmer northwest winds. A new cold front approaching SWLD of WA later in the day is expected to bring a burst of showers and possibly thunder with a weak cloud band developing on the northern flank with some patchy rainfall at night.
Friday 17th June 2022
The next large scale cloud band developing in the west with a severe weather event possible. Heavy rainfall and damaging winds are possible with a large cloud band pushing inland at night. Patchy high cloud in the eastern interior is fair weather with most areas away from the west of the country dry and settled. Much warmer air descending from the northwest into the southern and eastern parts of the nation.
Saturday 18th June 2022
The broad cloud band that brings widespread rain and storms to WA falls apart as it moves into SA but patchy rain and strong winds are possible from later in the day with a cooler change. Large scale low pressure system way offshore the east coast may backwash some easterly winds and showers for a period along the NSW and QLD coast. Showers continue for the SWLD with mainly light falls.
Sunday into Monday
A band of rain will move into SA and through to VIC with gusty westerly winds developing. A cloudy sky for much of NSW extending back northwest into a developing large scale cloud band over the Kimberly and NT, once again connected to the deep moisture profile over the Arafura Sea with some light and patchy falls possible. The southwest drier with colder air hanging back with a northwest to westerly flow.
Thursday 23rd June 2022
Next front approaching the southeast with the westerly wind belt continuing to move through at pace with bursts of showers. A front in the Tasman, a front in the southeast and a front approaching the SWLD. The drier weather continues over the northern parts of the nation with a ridge in place.
More coming up in the video I am preparing right now after 730am EST. Talk then.