Forecast issued at 5:15 am EDT on Thursday 26 November 2015.
A high pressure system near New Zealand extends a ridge into southeast Queensland while a vigorous cold front approaches southwest NSW. This pattern is drawing hot northwesterly winds from central Australia into NSW. The cold front will bring milder conditions to southern NSW this morning, extending to central districts this afternoon before moving into northeast this evening and early Friday. Behind this, a weak ridge is expected to develop across New South Wales before a new high pressure centre forms over the Tasman Sea, restricting any shower activity to areas east of the Divide during the following few days.
Forecast for the rest of Thursday
Partly cloudy. Winds northwesterly 25 to 40 km/h tending westerly 40 to 65 km/h in the morning then becoming light in the late evening. Daytime maximum temperatures between 18 and 23.
Fire Danger - Australian Capital Territory: High
UV Alert from 8:40 am to 5:00 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 12 [Extreme]
Friday 27 November
Sunny. Light winds becoming northwest to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h in the evening then becoming light in the late evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 2 and 5 with daytime temperatures reaching between 18 and 23.
Saturday 28 November
Partly cloudy. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to between 5 and 8 with daytime temperatures reaching 20 to 25.
Sunday 29 November
Partly cloudy. Light winds becoming westerly 15 to 20 km/h during the afternoon then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to around 8 with daytime temperatures reaching 21 to 26.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:30 pm EDT Thursday.