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Re-developed Tropical Cyclone Owen and a trough are generating heavy rain, storms and strong wind in northern QLD and the Top End. Other troughs are triggering storms over inland WA, inland SA and inland NSW, some severe. A front clipping southwest WA is bringing the odd shower.

Wednesday 22:00 EDT

Ex-Tropical Cyclone Owen should redevelop into a cyclone, causing wind rain and storms to intensify across the Top End. Troughs will maintain heat in northwestern and central Australia and draw some to the SE, whilst causing showers and storms in central/eastern Australia.

Thursday 22:00 EDT

Tropical Cyclone Owen will maintain intense wind, rain and storms in the Top End. A broad area of low pressure and associated troughs will generate widespread showers and storms across the NT, QLD, NSW, VIC, TAS and SA. A high will clear southern and western Australia.

Friday 22:00 EDT

Tropical Cyclone Owen will take intense wind, rain and storms from the Top End to Cape York. A broad low pressure area and associated troughs should generate rain, showers and storms and gusty winds across QLD, NSW, VIC, TAS and SA. Another trough shall cause showers in the west.

Saturday 22:00 EDT

A low should have weakened below cyclone strength as it takes heavy rain and storms across tropical east QLD. A low and trough further south will bring showers and storms to eastern QLD, NSW, VIC, TAS and southeast SA. A trough will generate very warm thundery day in southwest WA

Sunday 22:00 EDT

A tropical low in the north should continue to bring showers and storms to QLD. A pair of lows in the southeast with troughs will maintain showers and storms over eastern QLD, NSW, VIC, TAS and southeast SA. Onshore winds will direct cool showery winds over southern WA.

Monday 22:00 EDT

A trough in the north shall bring showers and thunderstorms over northern QLD and the Top End. A low and trough over central parts will bring gusty winds, showers and storms over parts of the NT and SA. A trough in the southeast will cause a few showers.

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