Forecast issued at 5:17 am EST on Tuesday 29 July 2014.
A ridge of high pressure across northern New South Wales is weakening, while a series of cold fronts are moving across the Southern Ocean towards southeast Australia. This pattern is expected to generate gusty winds over southern and central parts of the state from Tuesday onwards, although the airstream is expected to be too dry for any widespread precipitation. 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
Sunny. Patches of light frost in the north early this morning. Winds northwesterly 25 to 35 km/h turning westerly 35 to 50 km/h in the morning then tending west to northwesterly 20 to 30 km/h in the evening. Daytime maximum temperatures between 12 and 18.
UV Alert from 10:50 am to 1:20 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 4 [Moderate]
Wednesday 30 July
Mostly sunny morning. Local early frost patches. The chance of showers in the south and west in the afternoon. Winds westerly 25 to 40 km/h turning northwesterly 20 to 30 km/h in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 2 and 7 with daytime temperatures reaching between 12 and 19.
Thursday 31 July
Sunny. Winds northwesterly 35 to 50 km/h decreasing to 25 to 35 km/h during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 3 and 8 with daytime temperatures reaching between 14 and 20.
Friday 1 August
Partly cloudy. The chance of showers until evening. Possible snow in the south on higher ground. Winds west to northwesterly 35 to 50 km/h tending west to southwesterly 25 to 35 km/h during the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between 3 and 8 with daytime temperatures reaching between 8 and 15.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:30 pm EST Tuesday.