Forecast issued at 5:18 am EDT on Saturday 25 October 2014.
A high pressure system over the Tasman Sea extends a ridge towards the Queensland coast, while a broad trough of low pressure lies across southern and western New South Wales. On the weekend this trough is expected to become more mobile and shift to the northeast under the influence of a passing Southern Ocean front. Many eastern districts, especially on the ranges, are likely to see a continuation of unsettled weather in the afternoons through this period, while the west remains in the grip of a persistent hot airmass. This hot airmass will move over the northeast of the state on Monday. Another trough and associated cold front are forecast to affect the state early in the new week and bring somewhat cooler conditions, especially in the south, although no significant rainfall.
Forecast for the rest of Saturday
Mostly sunny. Slight (30%) chance of a shower about the Blue Mountains, near zero chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm this afternoon. Winds west to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h becoming light in the evening. Daytime maximum temperatures 28 to 35.
- Fire Danger
- Greater Hunter: Very High
- Greater Sydney Region: High
- Illawarra/Shoalhaven: High
- Southern Ranges: High
- Central Ranges: High
- North Western: Very High
UV Alert from 9:10 am to 4:20 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 9 [Very High]
Sunday 26 October
Mostly sunny. Slight (30%) chance of showers. Winds northwest to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h tending westerly 15 to 25 km/h in the middle of the day then becoming light in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 9 and 14 with daytime temperatures reaching 28 to 36.
Monday 27 October
Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower in the afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon. Winds northwest to northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h tending west to northwesterly 25 to 40 km/h during the morning then tending west to southwesterly during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 12 and 16 with daytime temperatures reaching 26 to 36.
Tuesday 28 October
Sunny. Winds south to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h tending northwest to southwesterly during the morning then tending westerly 20 to 30 km/h during the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between 6 and 13 with daytime temperatures reaching 20 to 29.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:30 pm EDT Saturday.