Forecast issued at 4:34 pm EST on Tuesday 29 July 2014.
A ridge of high pressure lies across northern New South Wales, while a series of cold fronts are moving from the Southern Ocean across southeast Australia. The passing of these fronts is generating gusty winds over southern and central parts of the state, but little rainfall due to the presence of a generally dry airmass. A stronger cold front is forecast to bring a significant cold snap at the end of the week, after which conditions should gradually ease as the next high pressure system becomes established.
Forecast for the rest of Tuesday
Mostly clear. Winds westerly 35 to 55 km/h decreasing to 25 to 40 km/h in the late evening.
Wednesday 30 July
Cloudy. Isolated showers in the morning and afternoon, more frequent about the ranges. Winds west to northwesterly 30 to 45 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 4 and 7 with daytime temperatures reaching between 8 and 14.
UV Alert from 11:40 am to 12:40 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 3 [Moderate]
Thursday 31 July
Sunny day. Isolated showers during the evening, more frequent about the ranges. Winds west to northwesterly 40 to 60 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to around 5 with daytime temperatures reaching between 11 and 17.
Friday 1 August
Partly cloudy. Isolated showers, falling as snow above 700 metres. The chance of thunderstorms/small hail in the afternoon. Winds northwesterly 30 to 45 km/h turning westerly during the morning then decreasing to 15 to 25 km/h during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between minus 1 and 2 above zero with daytime temperatures reaching between 4 and 10.
Saturday 2 August
Sunny. Areas of morning frost. Winds west to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h turning southerly 15 to 25 km/h during the morning then becoming south to southwesterly and light during the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between minus 4 and minus 1 with daytime temperatures reaching between 5 and 11.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:15 am EST Wednesday.