Forecast issued at 4:30 pm EDT on Tuesday 6 December 2016.
A broad low pressure trough extends from northwestern Australia into southeastern New South Wales. The trough will move to the northeast during Thursday as a cold front crosses the west and southeast of the state and a high pressure system moves east south of the Bight extending a ridge behind it. The high is expected to continue to move slowly east during Friday and Saturday, strengthening the ridge along the coast and the trough should weaken further.
Forecast for the rest of Tuesday
Cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of rain. Light winds.
Wednesday 7 December
Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower in the morning. Light winds becoming east to northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h in the early afternoon then tending north to northeasterly in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 13 and 17 with daytime temperatures reaching 23 to 28.
- Fire Danger
- Illawarra/Shoalhaven: Low-Moderate
- Southern Ranges: High
Sun protection 8:40am to 5:10pm, UV Index predicted to reach 13 [Extreme]
Thursday 8 December
Partly cloudy. High (70%) chance of rain in the south, medium (50%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the late afternoon and evening. Winds northerly 15 to 25 km/h turning westerly 25 to 40 km/h in the late afternoon then decreasing to 15 to 25 km/h in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 14 and 18 with daytime temperatures reaching 31 to 36.
Friday 9 December
Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower in the morning. Winds west to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h turning south to southeasterly 20 to 30 km/h during the day then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 11 and 15 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 20s.
Saturday 10 December
Cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower in the morning and afternoon. Light winds becoming northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the afternoon then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 8 and 14 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 20s.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:15 am EDT Wednesday.