Forecast issued at 5:15 am EST on Thursday 31 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. This pattern is generating gusty winds over southern and central parts of the state, which will intensify to gale-force in some areas today as a stronger cold front approaches. This front will bring a significant cold snap to the region during Friday and Saturday, after which conditions should gradually ease as the next high pressure system becomes established.
Forecast for the rest of Thursday
Mostly sunny day. The chance of showers about the ranges tonight. Winds gusty northwesterly 30 to 45 km/h increasing to 50 to 70 km/h in the morning. Daytime maximum temperatures between 11 and 17.
UV Alert from 11:00 am to 1:20 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 3 [Moderate]
Friday 1 August
Partly cloudy. Isolated showers, more frequent about the ranges, and falling as snow above 600 metres. The chance of thunderstorms/small hail in the afternoon. Winds westerly 30 to 45 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between minus 1 and 2 above zero with daytime temperatures reaching between 2 and 8.
Saturday 2 August
Mostly sunny. Areas of morning frost. Winds westerly 20 to 30 km/h tending southwesterly during the morning then becoming light during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between minus 3 and zero with daytime temperatures reaching between 4 and 10.
Sunday 3 August
Sunny. Areas of morning frost. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to between minus 5 and minus 2 with daytime temperatures reaching between 7 and 13.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:30 pm EST Thursday.