Forecast issued at 5:15 am EST on Wednesday 3 September 2014.
A deep, low pressure system lies over the western Tasman Sea bringing strong to gale-force southwest winds and large waves to the central part of the coast. The low is expected to move slowly to the east later today as a high pressure system moves to western NSW. The low should move slowly across the Tasman Sea Thursday and Friday with the winds and surf along the coast slowly decreasing.
Forecast for the rest of Wednesday
Partly cloudy. Areas of morning frost about the ranges. Winds southerly 25 to 40 km/h increasing to 35 to 50 km/h in the morning. Daytime maximum temperatures between 7 and 13.
UV Alert from 10:30 am to 1:40 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 4 [Moderate]
Thursday 4 September
Partly cloudy. Patches of frost early in the morning. Winds south to southwesterly 20 to 30 km/h tending south to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h in the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between minus 2 and 1 above zero with daytime temperatures reaching between 9 and 15.
Friday 5 September
Cloudy. Medium chance of showers, most likely in the morning and afternoon. Snow possible above 1300 metres. Winds south to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light during the afternoon then becoming south to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between minus 1 and 2 above zero with daytime temperatures reaching between 9 and 14.
Saturday 6 September
Partly cloudy. Areas of morning fog about the ranges. Slight chance of a shower. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to between minus 1 and 1 above zero with daytime temperatures reaching between 10 and 15.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:30 pm EST Wednesday.