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Here is what’s expected for the weather on Saturday July 4, 2020 across Australia.

Several states are in for an icy weekend with a cold front expected to bring wind, rain and possibly hail to the south east of the country.

The cold front is forecast to deliver cold, gusty winds, showers and small hail to southern South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria and southern NSW and snow to the highlands.

While a trough is triggering showers and storms in northeastern NSW and southern Queensland.

And a high is keeping the interior, the Northern Territory and Western Australia generally dry.

Here's a look at what weather you can expect state-by-state for today, Saturday July 4, 2020:


A slight to medium chance of showers about the east coast north of Townsville and a slight chance of a shower about the Wide Bay and Burnett District in the morning.

Mostly sunny elsewhere, with the risk of morning frost across southern districts and patchy morning fog about the Central Coast.

Daytime temperatures tending few degrees below average in southern districts and in the far west with a top of 21 in Brisbane and 20 in Birdsville.

A Strong Wind Warning is in place for the South East Gulf of Carpentaria, Torres Strait, Peninsula Coast and Cooktown Coast.

The next marine wind warning summary will be issued by 4:45 am EST.

New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory

A shower or two in southeast and central east, mainly during the morning.

Early snow showers on the southern Alps above 900 metres, and possibly about higher parts of the central ranges and Barrington Tops area. Dry and partly cloudy elsewhere.

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Areas of morning frost along the ranges, and possibly the southern inland. As a result, a Sheep Graziers Warning is in place with cold temperatures, showers and southwesterly winds for the Northern Tablelands, Central Tablelands, Southern Tablelands, North West Slopes & Plains, Central West Slopes & Plains, South West Slopes, Riverina, Snowy Mountains and Australian Capital Territory forecast districts.

Daytime temperatures will be below average, most notably along the ranges and western slopes. Dropping down to a minimum of 2 in Canberra and 1 in Orange.

South to southwesterly winds, fresh at times about the coastal fringe with a Gale Warning is in place for the Macquarie Coast, Hunter Coast, Batemans Coast and Eden Coast. A Strong Wind Warning is in place for the Byron Coast, Coffs Coast, Sydney Coast and Illawarra Coast.

The next marine wind warning summary will be issued by 4:10 am EST and the next Sheep Graziers Warning will be issued by 11:00 am EST.


Local morning fog and frost over the north.

A Sheep Grazier Warning is in place for the North Central, North East, South West, Central and West and South Gippsland forecast districts.

Scattered showers over southern and mountain districts with isolated showers extending across the northern plains during the afternoon. Small hail possible in the east at first. Snowfalls above 800 metres at first, rising to 1500 metres during the day.

A cool to cold and mostly cloudy day with highs of 11 in Albury and 13 in Bendigo, slightly warmer tops of 14 in Melbourne.

Light to moderate west to southwesterly winds with a Gale Warning for the East Gippsland Coast and a Strong Wind Warning for the Gippsland Lakes, Central Coast and Central Gippsland Coast.

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The next sheep graziers warning will be issued by 5:00 am EST and the next marine wind warning summary will be issued by 5:10 am EST.


Showers about western, central and southern districts, and the Bass Strait islands. Mainly fine elsewhere.

Snowfalls to 900 metres in the west, rising during the morning. Morning frost inland about the northeast with lows of 1 in Launceston and 4 in Devonport.

West to southwesterly winds becoming fresh to strong and gusty.

A Gale Warning is in place for the Upper East Coast and Lower East Coast, while a Strong Wind Warning is out for: Frederick Henry Bay and Norfolk Bay, Storm Bay, Channel, Central Plateau Lakes, Far North West Coast, Central North Coast, Banks Strait and Franklin Sound, East of Flinders Island, South East Coast, South West Coast and Central West Coast.

The next marine wind warning summary will be issued by 5:00 am EST.

South Australia

Cold at first with areas of frost over the pastoral districts and the northern agricultural area. Early fog patches in the west.

A slight to medium chance of showers about the southern agricultural area, grading to a high to very high chance over the Mount Lofty Ranges and southeast districts.

A cool day with light to moderate southwest to southeasterly wind, temperatures reaching highs of 17 in Coober Pedy and 15 in Adelaide.

Western Australia

A ridge of high pressure lies over southern parts of the State with a high pressure system located in the Bight.

The high will contract east on Saturday as a trough develops off the west coast.

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It will be mostly sunny with highs of 22 in Perth and 30 in Carnarvon.

A Strong Wind Warning is in place for the North Kimberley Coast, Pilbara Coast East and Pilbara Coast West.

The next marine wind warning summary will be issued by 4:00 am WST.

Northern Territory

A slight chance of an afternoon shower on the east coast of the Top End near Groote Eylandt and during the late evening in the Lasseter District.

Partly cloudy south of the Devils Marbles, mostly sunny elsewhere.

Cool in the south, with patchy morning frost in the southern Simpson District.

Moderate to fresh and gusty southeast winds, easing during the evening. As a result, a Strong Wind Warning is in place for the North Tiwi Coast, Arafura Coast and Roper Groote Coast.

The next marine wind warning summary will be issued by 4:45 am CST.

- Reported with the Australian Bureau of Meteorology and Weatherzone.

Source: 9News

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