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Lows and troughs will generate more rain, showers, strong winds & storms across the south of the country, with the heaviest falls over eastern Victoria and southeast NSW.

After being battered overnight by storms, South Australia is set to see more rain today.

Lows and troughs will generate rain, showers, strong winds & storms across the south of the country, with heaviest falls over eastern Victoria and southeast NSW.

Snow will fall over the alps.

Onshore winds with a high will bring a few showers to the southwest coast. Warm winds ahead of a trough in the east.

Here's the state-by-state forecast for Wednesday August 19, 2020:


The trough is expected to move eastwards across the south of the state, reaching the east coast south of about Gladstone during the day, with a ridge of high pressure extending across southern inland Queensland in its wake.

The airmass ahead of the trough will be too dry for any rainfall, and only some patchy high cloud expected across the south.

Mostly sunny conditions elsewhere. Above average maximum temperatures across most of the state, with highs of 29C in Bundaberg and 32C in Rockhampton. Overnight, temps with drop 13C in Mackay and 10C in Gympie.


A few showers across the southern inland, more frequent about the southern slopes and ranges, with the chance of thunder. A possible shower about the central inland, and the southern coast.

Snow showers above 1100 metres on the Alps, with the chance of blizzards about the peaks. Possible snow about higher parts of the central tablelands above 1200 metres.

Dry and partly cloudy elsewhere. Daytime temperatures below average through most of the inland, tending a little above average east of the Divide. Strengthening west to northwesterly winds.

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Tops of 9C in Orange and Canberra with overnight lows dropping down to 3C.


Widespread showers, falling as snow above 1000 metres in the evening. Isolated thunderstorms developing about the west early, extending to the north in the morning, then to the east by early afternoon.

A cool day with moderate to fresh northwesterly winds, shifting west to southwesterly from the west during the day and becoming gusty about the Mallee.

Tops of 12C in Bendigo and 13C in Melbourne and overnight lows of 5C in Merimbula.


Showers about the north and west, extending throughout in the afternoon then easing in the evening. North to northwesterly winds shifting westerly in the evening.

Daytime temperatures ranging between 12C in Devonport, Launceston and Queenstown, and up to 14C in Bicheno and Hobart.


A high to very high chance of showers over the southern agricultural area grading to a slight to medium chance over the far south of the pastoral districts.

Possible gusty thunderstorms over the southern agricultural area. Possible heavy falls about the Mount Lofty Ranges in the early morning.

Generally cool with fresh to strong and gusty northwest to southwesterly winds, easing in the evening.

A wet and windy 14C in Adelaide with overnight lows 8C, dropping to 7C in Whyalla and Hawker.


Showers near the southern and Eucla coasts. Showers also possible along the west coast south of Jurien Bay.

Possible morning frost in southern parts of the Central Wheat Belt and adjacent Great Southern districts.

Tops of 19C in Eyre and Geraldton, while in the north, the mercury will reach 32C in Broome and dropping to 15C overnight. Temperatures down to 5C in Kalgoorlie.

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Patchy morning fog near the Top End coasts and eastern Carpentaria District. Sunny, after some morning cloud about the Daly District.

Moderate southeast to southwest winds south of of Tennant Creek extending north to Elliott in the evening, with light winds elsewhere.

Fire Danger - High in the Gregory and northern Daly Districts.

A scorcher in Kalumburu and Kununurra, with highs of 37, cooler in Alice Springs, with a top of 23C.

- Reported with Weatherzone and the Bureau of Meteorology

Source: 9News

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