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Monday

Troughs are maintaining heat over much of Australia's interior and triggering showers and storms in NSW, QLD and in the northern tropics. Highs are keeping skies generally clear over SA, VIC and TAS and are allowing cooling sea breezes to affect much of the country's coastline.

Issued Monday 10:23 AEDT

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Troughs are maintaining heat over much of Australia's interior and triggering showers and storms in NSW, QLD and in the northern tropics. Highs are keeping skies generally clear over SA, VIC and TAS and are allowing cooling sea breezes to affect much of the country's coastline.


Tuesday 22:00 EDT

A trough and developing low pressure systems will move over northern Australia, bringing increased rain and storm activity. Broad troughs in the east and west will also cause showers and thunderstorms. A cold front crossing TAS will bring some showers.


Wednesday 22:00 EDT

The monsoon trough and deepening low pressure systems over northern Australia looks to cause heavy showers and thunderstorms. A complex low over WA will bring heavy rain, gusty winds and widespread storms. Another trough over NSW and SA will generate showers and storms.


Thursday 22:00 EDT

The monsoon trough and an embedded lows should cause showers, storms and gusty winds across the north. A low in the southern ocean will help draw heat over SA and VIC, while bringing storms over WA and SA. Some early showers over eastern NSW as a trough weakens.


Friday 22:00 EDT

The monsoon trough with embedded lows across the north looks to generate widespread showers and thunderstorms, some heavy. Another trough extending from WA to SA to NSW/VIC could also trigger showers and storms. A cold front should bring showers to TAS.


Saturday 22:00 EDT

The monsoon trough and embedded lows should continue to bring gusty winds, heavy rain and storms to the tropics. A trough stretching from northern WA to southeast VIC will generate showers and storms whilst directing a very hot airmass ahead of it.


Sunday 22:00 EDT

The monsoon trough and embedded lows should continue to bring gusty winds, heavy rain and storms to the tropics. Troughs over WA, southern NT, QLD and NSW should draw in heat and cause showers and storms. A cold front could bring showers to TAS.

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The Cairns Post Synoptic charts below provide isobar, rainfall probability and wind stream direction probability for the Cairns area and across Australia. The maps show the chronological weather pattern change at 10pm each day for the next 7 days.