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Wednesday

A trough and cold front approaching southwest WA is triggering showers and storms to develop later. A coastal trough and onshore winds along the eastern seaboard is producing showers, some heavy. High pressure is keeping elsewhere mostly dry and clear.

Issued Wednesday 04:54 AEST

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A trough and cold front approaching southwest WA is triggering showers and storms to develop later. A coastal trough and onshore winds along the eastern seaboard is producing showers, some heavy. High pressure is keeping elsewhere mostly dry and clear.


Wednesday 22:00 EST

An approaching trough and cold front may trigger a few light showers over western WA. Moist onshore winds may produce showers along the east coast. A high in the southeast should lead to a mostly sunny day for SA and VIC as well as the interior.


Thursday 22:00 EST

A deepening low pressure trough and cold front in the southwest could trigger widespread, heavy showers and the odd thunderstorm. Ahead of this trough, warmer air may move into parts of SA. Onshore winds along the NSW and QLD coast may generate widespread light showers.


Friday 22:00 EST

A low pressure trough and cold front over southwest WA may generate widespread showers and the odd storm. Onshore winds along the QLD and NSW coast could bring widespread showers. A high pressure ridge may bring settled conditions and clear skies to SA, VIC, TAS and the NT.


Saturday 22:00 EST

A cold front and trough should push further east, bringing rain and storms to southern parts of the country. Onshore winds may also bring showers to the coastal areas of NSW and QLD. Onshore winds in the wake of a front should bring showers to southwest WA.


Sunday 22:00 EST

A deepening front and trough may trigger heavy rain and the odd storm in VIC, TAS and NSW. Moist onshore winds along the eastern seaboard may trigger showers. A front approaching the southwest may generate a few showers. A high over the interior should cause dry conditions.


Monday 22:00 EST

A trough and moist onshore winds may trigger a few showers about southeast SA, southern VIC and TAS. Onshore winds across the eastern seaboard may also produce showers. A cold front could clip the southwest triggering some showers. A high may keep elsewhere dry.

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