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02/18/2019, 7:35 pm EST

Australia Week 2-4 Outlook

Highlight: Heat/dryness dominate west/central AU. Last week across Australia: Temperature anomalies/Rainfall. Discussion: Northern areas are where anomalous heat was observed while South-central Australia found a cooler air mass. Nationally, the climate was very dry. Excpetions were spotty areas of showers and thundershowers scattered across the northern continent. Week 2 Ahead: February 24-March 2, 2019 Comment: Re-evolving anomalous heat beneath high pressure stretches across Western Australia. Temperate conditions are forecast in the East. Week 3 Ahead: March 3-9, 2019 Comment: Strongest anomalous heat is across Western Australia stretching eastward touching Queensland. Most of the continent is dry. There is risk of a tropical cyclone off the East Coast. Week 4 Ahead: March 10-16, 2019 Comment: Continued strongest heat projected across Western Australia.