Cyclone, warmth and a powerful cold front
A strong high pressure system near New Zealand has given New South Wales a break from unprecedented March heat. Onshore winds are steering a cooler, showery air mass onto the coast, toward the ranges.
A trough bringing unsettled weather to inland Queensland and New South Wales will weaken today showers will temporarily ease tomorrow ahead of cold front on Friday.
Bolts of lightning around a trough over Western Australia, the air is cooler in its wake but as it quickly marches across the south triggering thunderstorms, winds increase across South Australia, Victoria and Tasmania. The cold front comes in on Thursday crossing Tasmania and Victoria on Friday, wet, windy and cold with the chance of snow in Tasmania around 1300 metres.
Under the strong influence of El Nino only one cyclone has crossed the coast this season but with a Tropical Low over the warm waters of the Gulf of Carpentaria, models suggest Cyclone Yvette will develop tomorrow morning into a brief Category 1 on its approach to Cape York Peninsula.