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Troughs are generating showers and storms over eastern QLD, the tropics, the desert and Nullarbor and patchy light rain in SA and VIC. The troughs are also maintaining heat over central Australia. Weak highs are keeping much of western WA, TAS, eastern VIC and NSW dry.

Thursday 22:00 EDT

A series of troughs with embedded lows over WA, SA, NT and QLD will generate showers and thunderstorms. Onshore winds will push showers over the QLD and northeastern NSW coasts. The interior will be hot with a heat trough causing scattered showers/storms.

Friday 22:00 EDT

A series of low pressure troughs will generate showers and storms over WA, the NT, inland QLD, VIC and western NSW. Onshore winds with a weak trough may bring showers and storms over the QLD coast. Onshore winds will bring isolated coastal showers to the south.

Saturday 22:00 EDT

A trough stretching from the NT, across QLD and into NSW will trigger showers and thunderstorms. Troughs over northern and southern WA will generate showers and thunderstorms. A cold front will bring gusty showers to VIC and TAS. High pressure will keep SA mostly clear.

Sunday 22:00 EDT

Troughs in the north and west should generate showers and thunderstorms over the tropics and southern WA. A trough with embedded lows will trigger showers and thunderstorms to QLD and northeastern NSW. High pressure will settle conditions over much of SA, NSW, VIC and TAS.

Monday 22:00 EDT

A low and associated trough will lead to showers and thunderstorms over northern WA, NT and much of QLD. A trough ahead of a cold front will lead to developing showers and storms over southern WA. Mostly clear conditions over the southeast with a high pressure system.

Tuesday 22:00 EDT

A series of lows and troughs over QLD, the NT and WA will trigger showers and thunderstorms. A trough over SA will generate a few storms whilst pushing a hot airmass east ahead of it. Onshore will push showers across the QLD coast.

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