The entire southern coastline will be impacted by gales from storms in the Southern Ocean and nearby, creating strong winds from coast to coast (from Perth to Sydney).
A low pressure system centred over NSW on Friday moves eastward to go out to the Tasman Sea on Saturday. Light to moderate showers with isolated thunderstorms and strong gusts will occur across coastal VIC, NSW & TAS Friday.
A trough and associated cold front over the Southern Ocean will impact the southern coast of Australia from Friday to Sunday.
Light to moderate rain with isolated thunderstorms occur across the coast of the Great Australian Bight on Friday before spreading eastward into VIC, NSW and TAS Saturday to Sunday. The Southern Alps will receive 20-30 cm of total snowfall with isolated areas of 50 cm during the weekend.
Wind gusts will increase to 80-100 kmph across SA coast from Friday night to Saturday as well as VIC, NSW and TAS Saturday night to Sunday.
Rain will linger VIC and western TAS until Monday due to persistent westerly winds.
Another trough (or weak area of low pressure) will traverse from WA through the southern coast of Australia early next week. Light to moderate showers with locally heavy rain, isolated thunderstorms and gusts are possible across the regions.
South Western WA will experience 20-30 mm of rainfall and 80 kmph gusts with localised gusts of 110 km by Monday.
Rain and gusty winds will spread into coastal SA, VIC and TAS from Tuesday through Wednesday.
Maximum temperatures will below normal across coastal areas of the southeast through the weekend while northern portions will be well above normal.
Daytime temperatures will expand across much of Australia next week while overnight temperatures will be near or above normal across much of Australia – except QLD where overnight lows run below normal on Sunday and Monday.
Australia’s strong winds will reach New Zealand by Sunday night and then peaks across Monday – followed by more windier westerlies for the start of next week.
For official severe weather warnings in Australia please follow the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM).