Forecast issued at 5:15 am EST on Tuesday 27 September 2016.
A high pressure ridge over New South Wales is weakening and a strong cold front and a low preceded by a rain band will move through the state during Thursday and Friday.
Forecast for the rest of Tuesday
Mostly sunny. Winds northwesterly 25 to 40 km/h tending westerly 30 to 45 km/h in the middle of the day then becoming light in the evening. Daytime maximum temperatures between 18 and 23.
- Fire Danger
- North Coast: High
- Greater Hunter: High
- Greater Sydney Region: High
- Central Ranges: Low-Moderate
Sun protection 8:50am to 3:10pm, UV Index predicted to reach 8 [Very High]
Wednesday 28 September
Sunny. Light winds at first, then east to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h in the afternoon tending north to northeasterly in the late evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 3 and 8 with daytime temperatures reaching the low 20s.
Thursday 29 September
Cloudy. High (80%) chance of rain, most likely in the morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon. Winds north to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h turning northwesterly 25 to 40 km/h during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 9 and 12 with daytime temperatures reaching between 15 and 23.
Friday 30 September
Cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers about the Upper Hunter, slight (30%) chance elsewhere. Snow possible above 1300 metres. Winds northwesterly 25 to 40 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 5 and 10 with daytime temperatures reaching between 11 and 17.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:30 pm EST Tuesday.