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Friday

Troughs are drawing hot, dry gusty winds across WA, inland NT, eastern QLD and northeast NSW, raising fire danger. A front is bringing cooler winds and the odd shower to southeast NSW and brisk winds and showers to southern VIC and TAS. A high is keeping elsewhere generally dry.

Issued Friday 19:23 AEDT

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Troughs are drawing hot, dry gusty winds across WA, inland NT, eastern QLD and northeast NSW, raising fire danger. A front is bringing cooler winds and the odd shower to southeast NSW and brisk winds and showers to southern VIC and TAS. A high is keeping elsewhere generally dry.


Saturday 22:00 EDT

A broad trough over western parts of the NT and throughout WA will trigger a few showers and thunderstorms. Another trough and front in the southwest will also produce showers. Hot and dry winds will move over central Australia and northern SA. A high will remain over VIC.


Sunday 22:00 EDT

A trough in WA will start to shift into SA, bringing hot and dry winds throughout the state. Another trough in the north and east will trigger a few thunderstorms. A high pressure system in the southeast will bring a sunny and settled day to southern NSW, VIC and TAS.


Monday 22:00 EDT

A trough extending from WA to the southeast will drag hot dry winds into VIC and parts of NSW. Another trough in the north will produce showers and thunderstorms. Southerly winds over SA will lead to a mild day. A weak cold front will approach TAS, causing winds to increase.


Tuesday 22:00 EDT

A broad low pressure trough over WA, southern NT and into NSW looks to cause showers and thunderstorms, with hot dry winds ahead of this system. Another trough over the tropics should produce thundery showers. Breezy southerly winds may cool down SA and VIC further.


Wednesday 22:00 EDT

A very broad region of low pressure across WA, the NT, QLD and parts of NSW look to cause showers and storms, heaviest in the tropics. Onshore winds may bring a few showers to TAS. A large high pressure system in the south should lead to a sunny day over SA, VIC and southern NSW.


Thursday 22:00 EDT

A very broad region of low pressure across WA, the NT, QLD and parts of NSW look to cause showers and thunderstorm, some heavy. Onshore winds may bring a few showers to TA and southern VIC. A large high in the south should lead to a sunny day over southern WA, SA and western NSW.

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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.