Forecast issued at 4:31 pm EDT on Friday 24 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 move 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 Friday
Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm inland early this evening. Winds northeasterly 25 to 35 km/h turning northerly 20 to 30 km/h in the evening.
Saturday 25 October
Mostly sunny morning. Medium (40%) chance of showers in the afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and early evening. Winds west to northwesterly 20 to 30 km/h turning south to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h in the morning then tending northeast to southeasterly in the late afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 14 and 19 with daytime temperatures reaching 30 to 36.
- Fire Danger
- North Coast: Very High
- Greater Hunter: Very High
- New England: Very High
- Northern Slopes: Very High
UV Alert from 9:00 am to 4:10 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 9 [Very High]
Sunday 26 October
Mostly sunny morning. Slight (30%) chance of a shower in the afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm inland in the afternoon. Winds north to northwesterly 15 to 20 km/h tending northeast to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h in the middle of the day then tending northwest to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 12 and 16 with daytime temperatures reaching 28 to 36.
Monday 27 October
Mostly sunny. Slight (20%) chance of a shower. The chance of a thunderstorm in the north in the afternoon and evening. Winds northwesterly 25 to 35 km/h turning west to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 14 and 18 with daytime temperatures reaching 33 to 41.
Tuesday 28 October
Mostly sunny. Slight (20%) chance of a shower. Winds southeast to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h tending northeast to southeasterly during the morning then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 13 and 19 with daytime temperatures reaching 27 to 33.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:15 am EDT Saturday.