Forecast issued at 5:17 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 showers and thunderstorms during this afternoon and evening. Winds west to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h turning south to southeasterly 20 to 30 km/h in the morning then becoming light in the evening. Daytime maximum temperatures 25 to 30.
- Fire Danger
- Illawarra/Shoalhaven: High
- Southern Ranges: High
UV Alert from 9:10 am to 4:10 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 9 [Very High]
Sunday 26 October
Slight (20%) chance of a shower in the early morning. Mostly sunny afternoon. Light winds becoming east to northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h in the middle of the day then becoming light in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 11 and 15 with daytime temperatures reaching 23 to 29.
Monday 27 October
Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower, most likely in the afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm in the north in the afternoon. Light winds becoming west to northwesterly 30 to 45 km/h during the day then tending west to southwesterly 25 to 40 km/h during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 13 and 16 with daytime temperatures reaching 28 to 33.
Tuesday 28 October
Sunny. Light winds becoming westerly 25 to 35 km/h during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 9 and 13 with daytime temperatures reaching 22 to 27.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:30 pm EDT Saturday.