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Thursday 22:00 EST

A cold front crossing the southeast will produce another burst of cold air, showers and highland snow, with rain heaviest over western TAS. Onshore winds will cause further showers for SA, VIC and TAS. A weak trough over southwestern parts of WA will bring a few showers.

Issued Tuesday 13:27 AEST

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Brisk cold winds over southern NSW, VIC and TAS are bringing a few showers and highland snow flurries. Dry and gusty winds over the north and northwest is leading to increased fire danger. High pressure is bringing mostly clear conditions to northern, central and western parts.


Wednesday 22:00 EST

A front crossing the southeast will cause squally showers, falling as snow about the alpine region. A weak trough and front over the southwest will generate a few showers. High pressure in the south will produce a sunny day for most of QLD, central Australia and WA.


Thursday 22:00 EST

A cold front crossing the southeast will produce another burst of cold air, showers and highland snow, with rain heaviest over western TAS. Onshore winds will cause further showers for SA, VIC and TAS. A weak trough over southwestern parts of WA will bring a few showers.


Friday 22:00 EST

A cold front will cause wind to strengthen and showers to develop in western WA. A high will cause wind to ease and most showers to clear in southeastern Australia. A high will also lead to another chilly morning and dry day for much of central and eastern states.


Saturday 22:00 EST

A deep cold front should move over eastern SA and VIC, leading to gusty winds and showers. Brisk winds in the wake of this front could produce widespread showers over coastal parts of SA and southern WA. High pressure in the west allowing temperatures to cool overnight.


Sunday 22:00 EST

A cold front should deepen in the south, causing winds to increase, these winds will also bring showers to southern WA and TAS. A low pressure trough and moist onshore winds over QLD may produce showers in the east. A warm airmass looks to remain over the northwest.


Monday 22:00 EST

Cold fronts in the southwest and southeast may cause showers and a few storms for WA, SA, western VIC and TAS. A trough and moist onshore winds could produce showers over eastern QLD. High pressure elsewhere looks to bring a sunny day for the NT and northern parts of WA.

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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.