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Wednesday

Troughs are generating unseasonably warm winds, showers and storms in northern WA, the NT and QLD. A low and trough are bringing wintry winds, showers and small hail to southern NSW, VIC, TAS and SA. Showers are falling as snow on the alps. A high is keeping elsewhere dry.

Issued Wednesday 19:13 AEST

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Troughs are generating unseasonably warm winds, showers and storms in northern WA, the NT and QLD. A low and trough are bringing wintry winds, showers and small hail to southern NSW, VIC, TAS and SA. Showers are falling as snow on the alps. A high is keeping elsewhere dry.


Thursday 22:00 EST

A frontal system will start crossing the southeast, generating strong winds, rain and storms in parts of SA, southern NSW, VIC and TAS. Showers will fall as snow on the Alps. A trough over the Top End and northern WA will trigger thundery showers. Showers for eastern QLD.


Friday 22:00 EST

A cold front will bring a wintry mix of strong winds, rain and storms to parts of southeastern SA, NSW, VIC and TAS. Snowfalls will be heavy on the Alps and highland TAS. A trough over the northwest tropics will trigger thundery showers. Showers in southwest WA with a trough.


Saturday 22:00 EST

Cold winds in the wake of a front will bring showers and highland snow to low levels in parts of NSW, VIC and TAS, and showers in southeast SA. A trough over parts of the NT and WA should trigger showers and a few storms. Mostly clear and dry elsewhere under a ridge.


Sunday 22:00 EST

A broad trough and embedded lows over the northwest tropics and southern interior should trigger showers and a few storms, mainly WA and SA. A firm high pressure ridge over the east will generate hot winds in the north and bring a cold night to the southeast.


Monday 22:00 EST

A broad trough and embedded lows over the northwest tropics and south should trigger showers and storms, heavy in southeast WA and western SA. Onshore winds may bring showers to eastern NSW. Mostly clear elsewhere under high pressure with hot winds in the north.


Tuesday 22:00 EST

A low and trough over the interior and south may trigger showers and storms in southern NT, SA and western parts of NSW and VIC. Onshore winds around a high pressure ridge should bring showers to parts of eastern NSW and QLD, and southwest WA. Mostly clear and hot in the north.

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