Forecast updated at 11:11 am EST on Saturday 30 August 2014.
A complex low pressure system lies over the central Tasman Sea, while a high over New Zealand extends a ridge into southeast Australia. The low is expected to remain over the Tasman Sea today, although gradually shift towards New Zealand. A cold front from the Southern Ocean is forecast to move across the state early next week.
Forecast for the rest of Saturday
Cloudy. Areas of drizzle. Winds southerly 20 to 30 km/h. Daytime maximum temperatures between 13 and 18.
Large and powerful surf conditions during the day are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as rock fishing, swimming and surfing.
UV Alert from 10:00 am to 1:50 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 4 [Moderate]
Sunday 31 August
Mostly sunny. Winds southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light early in the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 3 and 9 with daytime temperatures reaching between 17 and 22.
Monday 1 September
Partly cloudy. Areas of morning fog in the north. Winds northwesterly 15 to 25 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 4 and 10 with daytime temperatures reaching between 18 and 23.
Tuesday 2 September
Partly cloudy. Medium chance of showers, tending high near the coast. Winds west to northwesterly 15 to 25 km/h turning southwesterly 20 to 30 km/h during the morning then increasing to 25 to 35 km/h during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 5 and 11 with daytime temperatures reaching between 12 and 17.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:30 pm EST Saturday.