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Easter weekend forecast

Brett Dutschke, Thursday March 20, 2008 - 15:06 EDT

Sydney, Canberra and Brisbane will be the wettest capital cities this Easter long-weekend, while the others stay generally dry, according to weatherzone.com.au.

Sydney's coolest and wettest days will be Friday and Saturday when 10 millimetres or more is possible. Sunday and Monday will be dry for a large majority of the time with western suburbs the only real chance to pick up showers in the afternoons.

Canberra's wettest period will also be on Friday and Saturday, while showers on Sunday and Monday will be mainly in the afternoons.

Brisbane is a chance to get showers on each of the four days due to brisk southeasterly winds but there should be long dry breaks.

Melbourne, Hobart and Adelaide all have less than a 30% chance of getting any showers on any day, while Perth's only wet day looks like being Saturday.

Darwin is only about a 50% chance of getting showers on each afternoon.

- Weatherzone

© Weatherzone 2008

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