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Sunday 22:00 EST

A front crossing the southwest will produce rainfall and strong winds, mainly along the western and southern WA coasts. A low over the Tasman will generate rainfall in the southeast, moderate in eastern TAS and VIC. Clearer skies elsewhere with a high.

Issued Friday 12:46 AEST

Saturday - Latest

A low off the southeast coast with an associated trough is generating rain over southern NSW, eastern VIC, and thunderstorms in southeast QLD and northeast NSW. Another low system is causing patchy rain in SA and storms in TAS. Skies are clearer elsewhere with high pressure.


Saturday 22:00 EST

A deepening low off the southeast coast will bring rain along southern NSW and eastern VIC coasts. A crossing trough will trigger showers and thunderstorms in southeast QLD and northeast NSW. Another low in the southwest with an approaching front will introduce rain late.


Sunday 22:00 EST

A front crossing the southwest will produce rainfall and strong winds, mainly along the western and southern WA coasts. A low over the Tasman will generate rainfall in the southeast, moderate in eastern TAS and VIC. Clearer skies elsewhere with a high.


Monday 22:00 EST

A low in the south with associated troughs will generate light rain over the west and south of WA, southern SA, VIC, and southern NSW. Another low system will drive showers over TAS. Mostly clear in the north with a dry airmass.


Tuesday 22:00 EST

A low over the Bight with associated troughs should continue to produce rain across much of the southern parts of the country, mainly in TAS and VIC, with strong winds in SA. Mostly clear elsewhere with a dry airmass. Warm winds should filter over QLD.


Wednesday 22:00 EST

A low over the Tasman moving east may generate rain and strong winds over SA, VIC and TAS. Onshore winds could produce showers along the southern WA coast. High pressure building in the north should keep conditions settled. Warm winds should filter over QLD.


Thursday 22:00 EST

A low over the Tasman should move further east and generate rain across the southeast. Cool onshore winds could drive showers along the southern coast of WA and SA. High pressure should keep the interior and north largely clear.

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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.