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A broad low pressure trough is drawing tropical moisture across WA, the NT and SA, producing areas of rain and a few storms. Another, weaker trough over QLD is producing the odd storm. A cold front is clipping the southwest, causing squally and thundery showers in WA.

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 strong frontal system will continue to move eastwards, bringing rain, storms from northwest to southeast and a powerful colder change to SA. A high will continue to clear more of WA in the system's wake.

Monday 22:00 EST

A deep low pressure trough will continue to move north and east, producing rain and storms. A complex low pressure system will continue to cross the southeast, producing powerful winds, showers and severe storms. A ridge of high pressure should clear skies across southern inland.

Tuesday 22:00 EST

A deep low pressure trough will move off the NSW coast and into eastern QLD and the tropics, producing rain and storms. A cold front should cross SA, VIC and TAS enhancing onshore showers that are likely along the entire south coast and over TAS.

Wednesday 22:00 EST

Lingering low pressure over the tropics and central QLD coast will produce a few showers and storms. A front may affect southeastern Australia bringing showers, mainly along the coasts. A large high will take over most of the nation, bringing clearer skies and light winds.

Thursday 22:00 EST

A large high pressure system should control most of the nation, producing a cool morning and mostly sunny day. Frontal activity may affect VIC and TAS bringing gusty winds and showers. Moist easterlies should deliver a few showers to far northern QLD and NT tropics.

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