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Thursday

A broad low pressure trough is triggering showers and thunderstorms over QLD, NSW, TAS, and northern parts of WA and the NT. Some storms in the NT, QLD and NSW are severe. A cold front and trough crossing southwest WA is generating showers and thunderstorms.

Issued Thursday 20:09 AEDT

Thursday - Latest

A broad low pressure trough is triggering showers and thunderstorms over QLD, NSW, TAS, and northern parts of WA and the NT. Some storms in the NT, QLD and NSW are severe. A cold front and trough crossing southwest WA is generating showers and thunderstorms.


Friday 22:00 EDT

A trough will begin to edge east, pushing a very warm airmass into western QLD and western NSW as well as parts of western VIC. Brisk winds and cool air will move over southern SA behind a cold front. A high pressure ridge forming in the west is bringing mostly sunny skies.


Saturday 22:00 EDT

A low pressure trough in the east is triggering showers and storms for eastern parts of QLD and NSW, while pushing a warmer airmass further into western QLD. Onshore winds will cause a few showers and keep coastal QLD more mild. A high in the south is bringing settled conditions.


Sunday 22:00 EDT

A low pressure trough will remain over parts of the NT and QLD, producing showers and storms, mainly to the southeast. Warm and dry winds will be drawn south into SA ahead of a low pressure trough. A cold front in the southwest will cause a few showers.


Monday 22:00 EDT

A broad low pressure trough looks to shift east, triggering showers and storms, while pushing a warmer airmass into QLD and NSW. Another weak trough should linger in the far east, causing a few storms. A deep cold front should bring a cool change to southern parts of SA.


Tuesday 22:00 EDT

A trough looks to shift east, producing showers and storms over QLD and northern NSW. Another trough could cause storms to the northwest. A cold front in the southeast should generate a cool windy change to VIC and TAS. A high in the east may bring a sunny and settled day to SA.


Wednesday 22:00 EDT

Low pressure troughs in the east and northwest may trigger showers and thunderstorms, possibly heavy. Onshore winds should produce widespread showers for eastern NSW. A high in the southeast looks to bring settled conditions for most of TAS, VIC and SA.

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