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A complex low and frontal progression is generating rain and thunderstorms across western and southern WA. A high pressure system is keeping the east generally sunny, except for the odd light shower along the QLD coast tropical coast. Moist westerlies are bringing showers to TAS.

Saturday 22:00 EST

A trough and front will lead to a cold, cloudy day with patchy rain in southern WA, SA, southern NSW and VIC. Light snow will fall on the Alps. A cold front will bring strong winds, showers, small hail and highland snow to TAS. Warm, winds will develop in central Australia.

Sunday 22:00 EST

A front will bring strong winds, showers, small hail and highland snow to SA, VIC, TAS and southern NSW. A high will cause most showers to clear in southern WA. A trough will bring a colder, blustery change to southern NT and draw warm, dry, gusty winds across southern QLD.

Monday 22:00 EST

Another front will bring a burst of strong, showery winds, small hail and low-level snow to TAS, VIC and southern NSW. The front will cool a warm QLD rapidly with a gusty change. A high will only allow light showers in southern parts of SA and bring a cold morning to WA.

Tuesday 22:00 EST

A high will bring a cold morning and a cool, mostly dry day to SA, VIC, NSW, QLD and central Australia. Brisk winds between fronts should cause showers on the VIC and SA coasts and in TAS before a front brings an intense burst to TAS late in the day.

Wednesday 22:00 EST

A front should maintain strong, showery winds and highland snow in TAS, VIC and southern NSW with small hail in TAS. The front will also bring light showers to southern SA. A high will bring a cold morning to NSW, QLD, inland SA and the NT. A low should develop rain in western WA

Thursday 22:00 EST

A high pressure system will produce a cold and frosty morning in the nations south followed by a sunny day. Moist southwesterlies behind a front will produce showers in VIC, TAS and southeastern NSW. A low and trough should approach WA causing patchy rain to develop.

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