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A broad trough stretching from Western Australia is causing showers and storms in South Australia, Victoria and New South Wales today.

Another trough in the north is generating thundery showers over the western part of the Northern Territory and northern WA. Onshore winds are directing coastal showers over northern Queensland.

In parts of NSW, storms are forecast to become more widespread from the afternoon into the evening, with some potentially becoming severe.

Temperatures are expected to reach into the low forties today in the NSW central north from Bourke to Moree, and into the mid-to-high thirties in the northeast, including Grafton and Lismore. Cooler temperatures will be felt in the south.

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South Australia should see some respite from the recent scorching temperatures, with today’s top of 24C.

Here’s your state-by-state forecast for Monday, November 23, 2020:

Brisbane will have sunny conditions with a maximum temperature of 31C, with north to northwesterly winds. The Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast can expect similar conditions.

A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms about the western Peninsula coast and western Gulf Country, and the chance of thunderstorms over the southern interior.

Melbourne has a very high chance of rain, easing to drizzle around the middle of the day.

Thunderstorms likely this morning, with heavy falls possible about southern suburbs. The city will have a top temperature of 20C.

A broad trough of low pressure across the state will bring showers and isolated thunderstorms across eastern and central parts.

Sydney can expect showers, most likely during this afternoon and evening, with a maximum of 29C.

Heat is building over inland New South Wales as a high pressure system slowly moves across the Tasman Sea.

It will bring temperatures well above average, particularly in the northeast, but tending slightly above average in the south.

A low pressure over the northeast of the state will continue to move northeastwards to be near the far northeast corner by around midday.

Adelaide will have a cloudy day with a maximum of 24C and the chance of a morning shower.

There is a a slight chance of showers and possible thunderstorms over the Pastoral and Flinders districts northeast of about Coober Pedy to Yunta.

A surface trough lies over northern parts of the country. (Supplied)

A complex low pressure system to the northeast of the Apple Isle will move over the Tasman Sea bringing wet and unsettled weather.

Possible thunderstorms about the central north and northeast. Fine elsewhere.

Hobart will have a maximum temperature of 20C and cloudy conditions.

Perth will have a hot and sunny day, with a maximum of 35C. The UV Index is predicted to reach an extreme level of 12.

A high pressure system lies south of the state. Today the high will move east into the Bight and a surface trough will form near the west coast.

There will be showers and thunderstorms over the Kimberley, Pilbara, central and north Interior, and the northern Gascoyne.

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Australian Capital Territory

A cloudy day ahead with a very high chance of showers before they ease in the evening.

A thunderstorm likely during the morning and afternoon, possibly severe.

The territory will have maximum temperatures between 18C and 24C.

A slight chance of showers and storms over the western half of the NT and in the eastern Carpentaria District.

Storms in the southwest Daly and northwest Gregory Districts may be gusty. Mostly sunny elsewhere. There is a high to very high over the southern Tanami and northern Lasseter District.

Darwin will have a top temperature of 35C and cloudy conditions through the day. There is the chance of showers and a thunderstorm after midday.

– Reported with Weatherzone and Australian Bureau of Meteorology