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Thursday

A trough in the east is causing offshore storms. Onshore winds are bringing showers to parts of the QLD east coast, heaviest over parts of the northeast tropics. Onshore winds near a front are bringing a few showers to southwest WA.

Issued Thursday 11:53 AEST

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A trough in the east is causing offshore storms. Onshore winds are bringing showers to parts of the QLD east coast, heaviest over parts of the northeast tropics. Onshore winds near a front are bringing a few showers to southwest WA.


Friday 22:00 EST

A trough moving over the southeast will trigger showers and the odd storm. A cold front will dip below TAS but direct brisk showers over the state. Onshore winds will bring showers to southern WA, SA and eastern QLD. Low pressure over the Top End and north QLD will cause showers.


Saturday 22:00 EST

A trough and cold front crossing the southeast will bring showers and thunderstorms. These showers could fall as snow about the TAS highlands. Brisk winds should produce showers across southern SA and WA. A weak trough and onshore winds may generate showers over the NT and QLD.


Sunday 22:00 EST

A trough & cold front crossing the southeast should bring gusty showers and thunderstorms to TAS, VIC and far southeastern NSW, and highland snow later. A trough in the west should bring showers to parts of WA. Onshore winds should bring showers to southern WA, SA and eastern QLD


Monday 22:00 EST

A cold and gusty southwesterly wind regime should direct showers and alpine snow across the southeast, mainly in TAS. Troughs may trigger a few showers and storms over the northern tropics and western parts of WA. High pressure should keep elsewhere clear and dry.


Tuesday 22:00 EST

A cold front will cross the southeast, with strong winds, showers & isolated storms over southeastern SA, TAS, VIC and southern NSW, and highland snow. Troughs and onshore winds will cause showers over northern QLD, the Top End and western WA. Mostly clear elsewhere under a high.


Wednesday 22:00 EST

A cold front will begin to clear the southeast, with strong winds and showers in it's wake, and highland snow. Onshore winds will bring showers to southern SA. A trough in the north may bring showers to the tropics, with onshore winds bringing showers to northeastern QLD.

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