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A low pressure trough is drawing warmth over northern NSW, followed by a gusty cool change. Cool southwesterly winds in the wake of a front is generating gusty cool showers over VIC, southern SA and TAS. A trough over WA is triggering the odd shower and thunderstorm.

Issued Thursday 16:32 EDT
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