Mild temperatures and cool nights for Australia
11 May 2020
The second week of May is expected to be relatively quiet on the weather front across the country, as a large high pressure system traverses southern Australia.
This large high (1033 hectopascals) will produce sunny skies and light winds across a large portion of central and southern Australia during this week. This high will lead to cooler nights and frosts for large parts of VIC/NSW/SA/TAS/southern QLD.
Cooler south to southeasterly winds will spread across the interior of the country, keeping maximum and minimum temperatures just below average.
A few showers may develop for exposed coastal locations across the northern NSW and QLD coast later this week, as a ridge becomes established.
Overnight, a southerly change moved up the northern NSW/QLD border region, producing isolated thunderstorms off the coast. These cells produced a lovely lightning display off the southern Gold Coast region late last night.
Image 1: Lightning active storms off the southern Gold Coast late last night. Photo taken by Justin Noonan.