Forecast issued at 5:17 am EST on Thursday 21 August 2014.
A high pressure system is centred to the west of Bass Strait, with a trough offshore from the northern coast of New South Wales. The high will be the dominant feature in the region during the next few days as it drifts slowly east and strengthens. By the weekend, the high is expected to be over the Tasman Sea, allowing a weak trough to enter southern New South Wales from the west.
Forecast for the rest of Thursday
Partly cloudy. Areas of frost in the south early this morning. Patchy fog in the north early this morning. Scattered showers, mainly in the east. Winds east to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h. Daytime maximum temperatures between 11 and 16.
UV Alert from 10:10 am to 2:00 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 4 [Moderate]
Friday 22 August
Partly cloudy. Isolated showers from the late morning until evening. Winds east to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light in the middle of the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between 2 and 7 with daytime temperatures reaching between 12 and 17.
Saturday 23 August
Partly cloudy. Medium chance of showers on and east of the ranges, most likely in the morning and afternoon. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to between 3 and 8 with daytime temperatures reaching between 12 and 18.
Sunday 24 August
Partly cloudy. Slight chance of a shower. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to between 3 and 7 with daytime temperatures reaching between 13 and 19.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:30 pm EST Thursday.