Forecast issued at 5:15 am EDT on Monday 2 March 2015.
A high over Bass Strait extends a ridge along the New South Wales coast in the wake of a cold front, while a trough lies over the inland. This pattern is expected to change little over the next day or two as the high drifts slowly east, with the presence of a generally dry airmass promoting fine conditions in most districts. During Wednesday the high is forecast to weaken as it nears New Zealand, allowing the next cold front to sweep across New South Wales on Thursday.
Forecast for the rest of Monday
Partly cloudy. Winds southeast to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h tending east to southeasterly in the afternoon. Daytime maximum temperatures in the low to mid 20s.
- Fire Danger
- Illawarra/Shoalhaven: Low-Moderate
- Southern Ranges: Low-Moderate
UV Alert from 9:40 am to 4:40 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 10 [Very High]
Tuesday 3 March
Mostly sunny. Slight (20%) chance of a shower. Light winds becoming easterly 15 to 20 km/h in the evening then becoming light in the late evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 11 and 15 with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 20s.
Wednesday 4 March
Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower. Light winds becoming north to northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h during the day then turning west to northwesterly during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 14 and 18 with daytime temperatures reaching 26 to 31.
Thursday 5 March
Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower. Winds west to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h turning south to southeasterly 20 to 30 km/h during the morning then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 13 and 17 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 20s.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:30 pm EDT Monday.