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Tuesday 22:00 EST

A trough and front will remain in the southeast; causing rain, gusty winds, storms and alpine snow to NSW, VIC and TAS. Cold air will trail this system, bringing a cold day for parts of SA. A high is rebuilding in the west, bringing a sunny day for most of WA and the NT.

Issued Sunday 09:29 AEST

Sunday - Latest

A low pressure trough over SA and western VIC is generating showers and storms. A cold front is crossing southwest WA bringing gusty winds and showers. Onshore winds around a high pressure system is driving showers onto coastal QLD. The high is keeping elsewhere mostly dry.


Monday 22:00 EST

A low pressure trough and cold front will move across SA and western VIC, bringing showers, storms and gusty winds. Warmer air mill move ahead of this system, into eastern NSW and eastern VIC. Onshore winds will cause patchy showers along the QLD coast and southern parts of WA.


Tuesday 22:00 EST

A trough and front will remain in the southeast; causing rain, gusty winds, storms and alpine snow to NSW, VIC and TAS. Cold air will trail this system, bringing a cold day for parts of SA. A high is rebuilding in the west, bringing a sunny day for most of WA and the NT.


Wednesday 22:00 EST

A weak front will cause brisk showers for TAS and VIC. Cold air will bring a chilly day for most of VIC. A trough will continue through NSW and QLD, generating a few showers and storms before moving offshore. A large high will strengthen in the south, producing sunny conditions.


Thursday 22:00 EST

A developing low in the Tasman Sea looks to produce cold and showery winds across eastern VIC and eastern NSW. A deep low pressure trough and cold front could bring heavy rain and storms to western parts of WA. A large high in the south should bring sunshine across inland areas.


Friday 22:00 EST

A low pressure system in the Tasman Sea could bring gusty winds and showers to eastern NSW, strongest about the coast. A low pressure trough over WA may also produce showers and thunderstorms, possibly heavy inland and south. Warm air ahead of this system looks to filter into SA.


Saturday 22:00 EST

Gusty onshore winds look to cause showers along the NSW and eastern VIC coast. A low pressure trough in the southwest looks to weaken, with showers and thunderstorms also easing. Warm and dry winds should remain in the northwest.

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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.