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A broad trough over QLD, the NT and WA's north is triggering showers and storms. A powerful cold front in the southeast is causing squally showers in VIC and alpine snow in TAS. A high over central parts of the country is leading to stable conditions over much of SA and NSW.

Wednesday 22:00 EST

A high will cause strong, chilly winds to ease and most showers to clear in SA, VIC and TAS. The high will bring a chilly morning and cool, dry day to inland SA, northern VIC, NSW. Troughs will trigger showers and storms in tropical QLD, the NT and northern and western WA.

Thursday 22:00 EST

A weak high will bring a chilly morning and dry day to much of SA, VIC and NSW. A front will bring a burst of strong wind and showers to TAS later. Troughs will generate showers and storms in parts of QLD, the NT and WA.

Friday 22:00 EST

A trough in the west will gain moisture to bring widespread rain to northern WA and central Australia. A weak high will clear TAS and keep much of SA, VIC, NSW and southern QLD dry. A trough in the east will cause a few showers and storms in QLD and the northern tropics.

Saturday 22:00 EST

A frontal system will bring strong winds, rain, storms and a colder change to southern WA and later SA. Troughs will merge, bringing rain and storms to western NSW, western QLD, central Australia and northern WA. Moist easterly winds will lead to showers in the tropical north.

Sunday 22:00 EST

A deep low pressure trough and powerful frontal system will continue to move eastwards, bringing rain, storms and a powerful colder change to eastern Australia. The trough will also spread further into the tropics increasing rain and storms. A high will clear most of WA.

Monday 22:00 EST

A deep low pressure trough should move east of the nation as it lingers across the north, producing rain and storms. A cold front should cross the south of the nation, delivering showers and powerful winds. A ridge of high pressure should clear skies across the southern inland.

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