Forecast issued at 4:44 pm EST on Friday 6 May 2016.
A high pressure system near New Zealand extends a weak ridge into New South Wales, promoting fine conditions this evening. On Saturday the ridge is expected to decay while a low deepens over the Bight. A trough and cold front associated with this low will affect New South Wales during Sunday and Monday, bringing gusty winds and widespread rain to the region. By late Monday this system is forecast to have cleared the state, although a second, colder, frontal system should follow in it's wake during Tuesday.
Forecast for the rest of Friday
Clear. Light winds.
Saturday 7 May
Partly cloudy. Patchy fog and frost in the early morning. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to between 3 and 8 with daytime temperatures reaching 20 to 25.
UV Alert from 9:50 am to 2:10 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 5 [Moderate]
Sunday 8 May
Cloudy. Very high (90%) chance of rain in the west, high (60%) chance of rain in the east, most likely from the late morning. Winds east to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h tending north to northwesterly 20 to 30 km/h in the middle of the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between 9 and 13 with daytime temperatures reaching between 16 and 21.
Monday 9 May
Cloudy. Very high (90%) chance of rain, most likely in the morning and afternoon. Winds north to northwesterly 25 to 40 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 11 and 15 with daytime temperatures reaching between 17 and 22.
Tuesday 10 May
Cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers in the morning and afternoon. Winds west to northwesterly 25 to 35 km/h tending west to southwesterly 25 to 40 km/h during the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between 8 and 12 with daytime temperatures reaching between 14 and 19.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:15 am EST Saturday.