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Sunday 22:00 EDT

A low pressure trough in the west, along with a broad trough extending from the west, across the NT and down through QLD and NSW will generate scattered showers and storms, locally intense. High pressure across the south should keep conditions clear and settled.

Issued Thursday 10:40 AEDT

Thursday - Latest

A broad trough is producing showers and storms across QLD, NSW and VIC, some intense. A cold front in the southeast is bringing a gusty cool change across VIC and TAS. Onshore winds are bringing the odd shower to southwest WA and eastern QLD. A high is building over SA.


Friday 22:00 EDT

A broad trough stretching from Australia's west across the NT, QLD & into NSW will maintain heat on its northern flank, whilst triggering scattered showers & storms, some intense. High pressure should keep much of southern Australia dry & settled.A front may bring showers to TAS


Saturday 22:00 EDT

A broad trough extending WA and through QLD and into northeastern parts of NSW will maintain heat, whilst producing showers and storms, some intense. A front in the southeast should cause patchy rain and gusty winds over TAS and southern VIC. Mostly settled elsewhere.


Sunday 22:00 EDT

A low pressure trough in the west, along with a broad trough extending from the west, across the NT and down through QLD and NSW will generate scattered showers and storms, locally intense. High pressure across the south should keep conditions clear and settled.


Monday 22:00 EDT

A series of troughs across the country should generate rain and scattered thunderstorms, heaviest over the western interior, the Top End and central-east of NSW. Hot air will be directed over QLD's Southeast. A cold front shall approach TAS, introducing showers later.


Tuesday 22:00 EDT

A broad trough extending from WA's north, across the NT and QLD down into northeast NSW should bring area of scattered showers and thunderstorms. Heat should move ahead of the trough into southeast QLD. Gusty unstable winds in the wake of a front may led to a few showers over TAS


Wednesday 22:00 EDT

A trough over the southwest may generate showers and storms. Another trough extended from WA into the NT and northern NSW should bring scattered showers and storms, heaviest over eastern and central WA. Onshore winds may deliver a few coastal showers to 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.