Chart of the day: 6-10-day forecast maintains heavy rain in Southeast Australia. Discussion: A strong cold front moves into Southern Australia next week and coupled with an amplifying upper trough triggers excessive rainfall near the frontal boundary on the eastern Victoria/southeast New South Wales line near the coast. Week-2 Ahead Forecast valid October 10-16, 2023: Mostly hot and dry; Wet East Coast. Discussion: Weak upper trough remains in Southern Queensland to trigger possible wet weather on the East Coast while elsewhere anomalous warmth and dryness dominate. Week-3 Ahead Forecast valid October 17-23, 2023: Potential widespread heat/dryness. Discussion: Support for expansive warmth/dryness evident according to ECM. Week-4 Ahead Forecast valid October 24-30, 2023: Hot and dry. Discussion: Support is strong for continental anomalous heat and dryness.